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Texas Roadhouse to Pay $12M to Settle Age Discrimination Suit Filed in Massachusetts

Texas Roadhouse, a national, Kentucky-based restaurant chain, will pay $12 million and furnish other relief to settle an age discrimin­ation lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Oppor­tunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced. The EEOC had filed suit seeking …

$300K Age Bias Verdict Against Wayne State Affirmed

A longtime employee at Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich., who blamed her firing on age discrimination has won an appeal of a $300,000 verdict. Wayne State tried to have the verdict overturned, but it was affirmed by the Michigan …

Former Paralegal in Oregon County Files Age, Discrimination Suit

A former paralegal has filed a discrimination lawsuit against Crook County in central Oregon alleging that she was fired because of her age and disability. The Bulletin reported that 65-year-old Debra Foltz filed the federal lawsuit last week. According to …

Former Southern California Fire Official Gets $704K in Age Discrimination Suit

A jury has awarded $704,000 to a former division chief for the San Bernardino County Fire Protection District who alleged in a lawsuit he was fired due to his age. The Sun newspaper reported that the 62-year-old George Corley was …

EEOC Sues Penn.’s Open Records Office for Alleged Age Discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said on Oct. 7 that it has filed a lawsuit against Pennsylvania’s Office of Public Records for allegedly violating federal law when it refused to hire an attorney for a vacant appeals officer …

Austin Police Officers Sue for Discrimination After Reassignments

Some Austin, Texas, police officers are suing the city for what they say was race and age discrimination in job assignments. The Austin American-Statesman reports 18 officers filed the lawsuit Wednesday. The officers say they were forced out of the …

California Servers Awarded $5.7M In Age Discrimination Suit

A jury has awarded nearly $5.7 million to four servers who alleged they were fired from a Los Angeles restaurant because of their ages. City News Service reported Superior Court jurors last week awarded damages to the women, who range …

Jury Awards $3.5M To Alaska Man Wrongfully Fired

A 76-year-old Alaska man has won a wrongful termination lawsuit against a company that fired him in 2008. An Anchorage jury awarded $3.5 million to Paul Blakeslee after he was fired while preparing a report on what he considered improper …

Court Revives Ex-Chrysler Executives’ Age Bias Claims

Hundreds of former Chrysler LLC executives claiming they lost retirement benefits because of age bias can sue the company’s former parent Daimler AG, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Tuesday. More than 450 former auto executives have said they lost …

Employment Bias Complaints Against Private Sector at All-Time High: EEOC

Employment discrimination complaints against private sector employers reached an all-time high in the most recent fiscal year, federal regulators said this week. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said it received a record 99,947 charges of employment discrimination and …