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EEOC Defends Proposed Age Bias Exemption

Law360 (February 27, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- After years of battling, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the American Association of Retired Persons finally squared off before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit over a rule that would enable employers to slash health benefits to older retirees without being guilty of age discrimination.

On Tuesday, the EEOC presented its argument before the Third Circuit, defending its decision to allow companies to eliminate health benefits for retirees aged 65 and older who are eligible for Medicare.

The proposed measure, which would...
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