Lessons Learned From EEOC V. Boeing Co.

Law360, New York (May 14, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- “Why me?” It's the most basic question in challenging a reduction in force, but it may be harder to answer than employers think. Poor scores or evaluations alone will not be enough.

The importance of a well-reasoned reduction in force is clearly demonstrated in EEOC v. Boeing Co., Docket Number 07-16903, decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on April 8, 2009.

Boeing selected two female employees, Antonia Castron and Renee Wrede, for layoff based on their low scores in reduction in...
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