Age Discrimination Exists by Setting Age-Based Driving Limits

     The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission settled a lawsuit against White River Health System, who the EEOC alleged discriminated against employees who were over the 72.  The Complaint claims that the company terminated a 77-year-old and 80-year-old employee because the company’s health insurance policy excluded any person over age 72 from driving.  The Complaint further claimed that the company also removed other employees over age 72 for this very same reason, and the company did not attempt to acquire different driver’s insurance to cover drivers over age 72.  The alleged conduct is a violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, which prohibits discrimination against employees based on their age.  See Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. White River Medical, No. 3:20-cv-00049 (E.D. Ark.).

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