EEOC Revises Age Discrimination Rules

Law360, New York (July 9, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission made changes to age discrimination rules Monday that will allow employers to favor older workers over younger ones.

The rule changes are based on a 2004 Supreme Court decision, General Dynamics Land Systems Inc v. Cline, that found the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) only prohibits discrimination against older employees, and does not expressly prevent employers from making decisions that give preference to older workers. The EEOC today added language to section 1625.2 of the ADEA to clarify this...
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