Retaliation for Complaining of Age Discrimination is Illegal

     The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced that it recently settled a lawsuit against a university because one of the school’s employees was retaliated against after he complained of age discrimination.  The EEOC’s lawsuit claimed that the school’s medical center had fired a manager working in its Information Resources Department after he complained that his boss had instructed supervisors and managers to hire young, millennial employees.  Indeed, the manager claimed that the department had rejected a well-qualified 60-year-old prospective employee just because of her age.  This alleged conduct is a violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, which prohibits age discrimination and retaliation for complaints of age discrimination.  See Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. University of Kansas, No. 2:19-cv-02540 (D. Kan.).

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