EEOC “Reaffirms Commitment to Fighting Ageism, Discrimination”
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has released its most current EEOC Digest, which includes a listing of recent EEOC decisions. The director of the EEOC’s Office of Federal Operations also released a statement declaring the agency’s continued commitment to “protecting the rights of older workers”, especially as more baby boomers delay retirement.
Indeed, ageism cases against a variety of employers have garnered attention within the past year. PwC was recently challenged by a group of workers claiming that the company preferred to hire young people. Texas Roadhouse, representing a wider problem in hospitality, recently had to pay $12 million to settle an ageism case.
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