JPL Hit With $10 Million Fine For Systematic Age Discrimination

Jet Propulsion Laboratory to Pay $10 Million to Settle EEOC Age Discrimination Lawsuit, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

"The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today the settlement of an age discrimination lawsuit against Pasadena, Calif.-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). The laboratory has agreed to pay $10 million, along with injunctive relief, in order to reach an early resolution of the suit. According to the EEOC, JPL systemically laid off employees over the age of 40 in favor of retaining younger employees. The complaint also alleges that older employees were passed over for rehire in favor of less qualified, younger employees. Such conduct violates the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). The EEOC filed suit in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California (EEOC v. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 2:20-cv-03131-CBM-JC) after first attempting to reach a pre-litigation agreement through its conciliation process. In addition to monetary relief to dozens of older employees, the three-year consent decree settling the suit, which remains under the court's jurisdiction during the term, includes injunctive relief intended to prevent further workplace discrimination."

JPL Will Pay $10 Million Fine For Age Bias Toward Employees, earlier post

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