Recruiters and employers, what is your current understanding of the ADEA in connection with recruiting/hiring? It may be time for a refresher as the EEOC is not playing games with those who violate the ADEA. You must take strides to learn what laws impact your hiring practices. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) was enacted to protect workers age 40+ from employers who make hiring decisions based on age rather than the qualifications and experience they can bring to the role.
After first attempting to reach a pre-litigation settlement through conciliation, the EEOC filed the lawsuit (EEOC v. SAI Investments LLC d/b/a “Miner’s Gems,” Civil No. 5:19-cv-00005-SLG) in U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska in Ketchikan, and seeks monetary damages on behalf of Burke, training on anti-discrimination laws, posting of anti-discrimination notices at the worksite, and other injunctive relief.
The EEOC advances opportunity in the workplace by enforcing federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. More information is available at www.eeoc.gov.