EEOC Slaps American Samoa With Age Bias Suit

Law360, New York (August 31, 2011, 2:24 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission launched a lawsuit Tuesday in Hawaii accusing the government of American Samoa of discriminating against a class of older employees.

The agency's complaint accuses the U.S. territory's government of moving older workers into undesirable positions to pressure them to retire in an effort to open up positions for younger people who are seeking employment.

“Age discrimination is on the rise, and the EEOC stands vigilant to protect all workers,” said Anna Park, regional attorney for the EEOC’s Los Angeles District...
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