The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) won a resounding victory in an age discrimination case on June 14th when an Arizona packaging company was ordered to pay out $250,000 to three 40-something claimants. The settlement followed a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversal of a lower court judgment that had originally dismissed claims against the company (TIN Inc) by awarding the company a summary judgment.
In its review last October, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals found that two TIN Inc supervisors had said things that led the jury to conclude "that they harbored discriminatory animus towards older workers." The container board company will pay $0.25 million to the three fired employees, who worked at TIN Inc from 2000 to 2005. In addition, the company must educate all employees about the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967.
Last year, the EEOC collected over $72 million for age discrimination claimants, and the organization received nearly 23,000 complaints.
If you or a coworker or a loved one has been demoted, fired, sexually harassed, or discriminated against on the basis of your age, and you are 40+ years of age, you may be able to take legal action pursuant to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. For fast and immediate assistance with your case, connect now with the lawyers at Joseph & Kirschenbaum at (866)348-7394 or www.jhllp.com.
Remember: Age discrimination can work subtly and viciously to deprive you of opportunity, influence and income. Connect with our attorneys to develop your most effective response now.