Popeye’s Franchise to pay $36,000 to Settle Age Discrimination Lawsuit

     A Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen franchise has agreed to pay $36,000 in order to resolve an age discrimination lawsuit.  The lawsuit alleged that the restaurant’s general manager refused to hire three prospective employees because they were “too old.”  According to the lawsuit, the job application asked them to identify their age, and during the subsequent interviews the general manager asked two of the applicants how old they were and then told them that they were too old to work for the restaurant.  The Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits discrimination against individuals who are aged 40 or older.  See EEOC v. Coatesville Chicken, LLC d/b/a Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, No. 15-5287 (PSD) (E.D. Pa.).

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