Western Energy Services, a Colorado energy firm, has settled a two-plaintiff age discrimination lawsuit with the EEOC for $90,000.
Two electricians—one aged 61, the other 72—were passed over for positions then given to men in their twenties. According to the EEOC press release, age discrimination accounted for “23% of the total charges” received by the agency in 2012.
In late February, the “former senior assistant city attorney” of Sparks, Nevada won a $150,000 settlement against the city for forcing him out of his job; he is 56. Younger employees kept their jobs, and the plaintiff successfully argued that he had earned seniority.
1. A conversation on Minnesota Public Radio about the widespread age discrimination faced by engineers: “For some reason, the employers consider people 35 and older in engineering on ‘the other side of the game.'”
2. Our January post about recent age discrimination settlements.
Also, please visit our page outlining the law regarding age discrimination, and check out Walker Harman explaining age discrimination in New York state: