Tag Archives: Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)

Seek “Recent Graduates” for a Job Opening, Risk a Lawsuit

Employer job advertisements are, once again, coming under scrutiny. A few weeks ago, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) made headlines when it filed a lawsuit against a restaurant chain over its job posting in which “only females would be considered” for summer positions in a Utah resort town. Last year, Facebook settled a lawsuit with … Continue reading this entry

Proposed EEOC Rule Would Expose Employers to ADEA Liability for Actions That Have a Disparate Impact on Older Workers

A proposed new EEOC regulation seeking to define “reasonable factors other than age” (RFOA) under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) threatens to make it much more difficult for employers to defend successfully against claims that their decisions, policies, or procedures had an illegal, disparate impact against age-protected workers. The proposed regulation currently is … Continue reading this entry