Age Discrimination Multiplied by Two

The EEOC recently announced another ironic settlement: an employer that provides employment opportunities to disabled individuals, paid $40,000 to settle claims that it discriminated against two applicants because of their age.   According to the EEOC, two applicants over the age of 70 applied for a shared mail clerk position and were extended job offers.  When the CEO found out their respective ages, the job offers were revoked, and younger individuals were hired for the shared position.  There is no information in the EEOC news release about the employer’s defenses, if any, to the EEOC’s allegations.  As an organization that provides employment to people with disabilities, however, the employer probably did not want to go to trial and risk public disclosure of discriminatory practices.  http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/6-17-14.cfm

 

 

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