U.S. District Judge Beth Freeman recently refused to dismiss a class-action age discrimination lawsuit against Google, giving the plaintiff a chance to prove her claims and expand the list of people eligible for compensation if she wins.
Palo Alto-based HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company are in hot water after four former employees filed a workplace discrimination complaint against the tech company alleging age discrimination.
In recent years, the technology industry has been widely accused of age discrimination, and now the government has launched an extensive investigation into a variety of age discrimination complaints against Silicon Valley tech conglomerate, Google.
Do you feel like you have been discriminated against at work due to your age? If so, you're not alone. Recent employment discrimination charge statistics show that age discrimination in the workplace is on the rise. In 2014, 1,569 age discrimination complaints were filed with the EEOC in California alone, and nearly 21,000 were filed across the United States in 2015.
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) and California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) protect workers who are 40 or older from employment decisions based on age; including hiring, promotions, wages, firings, layoffs and more. But recent employment discrimination charge statistics from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and a number of surveys show that age discrimination is an ongoing, and possibly growing problem that needs to be addressed.
Back in August, a former assistant director of hit sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, filed an age discrimination lawsuit against Warner Bros. Television in Los Angeles Superior Court after he was terminated by the network.