Sometimes federal enforcement actions end with big payouts. But it isn’t very often that they get this big — or include this unusual twist. A temporary placement agency will pay a total of $3.525 million to resolve allegations that it illegally discriminated. A federal agency accused it of discriminating with respect to its hiring and […]
A new lawsuit accuses pharmaceutical behemoth Eli Lilly and Co. of violating laws banning age discrimination. It says Eli Lilly engaged in age discrimination by rejecting older job applicants for sales positions. The proposed class action names rejected applicants aged 49 and 55 as representative plaintiffs. It says Eli Lilly relies almost entirely on a […]
If an employee mentions retirement, there’s nothing wrong with inquiring about their plans. But when an employer continually pesters an older employee about when they’re going to retire, that can be age discrimination. Here’s what a court said about a recent lawsuit on the matter. ‘Old skills’ Robert Sloat, a 60-year-old employee, worked for Hewlett-Packard […]
Showing a preference for younger employees can violate the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and land a company in court — something coffee giant Starbucks is facing right now. A nationwide class action lawsuit has been filed, claiming the company was not only biased toward young workers, but it showed a “blatant campaign of […]
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