Exxon Defeats EEOC Age Bias Suit Over Retirement Policy

Law360, New York (September 14, 2012, 3:16 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge on Thursday tossed an age bias suit against Exxon Mobil Corp. over its former policy of forcing pilots to retire at age 60, saying the oil giant had shown the age requirement had been a valid consideration for the safety of the job.

U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkade dismissed the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s suit against the oil giant with prejudice, finding that, based on the rigorous safety requirements of the job and the increasing and unpredictable risks of sudden events...
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