EEOC Wants Pilot Age-Bias Suit Against Exxon Revived

Law360, New York (October 11, 2012, 6:46 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Wednesday asked a Texas federal judge to reopen a lawsuit over Exxon Mobil Corp.’s former pilot retirement policy, saying Exxon should have submitted further proof supporting its claim that requiring pilots to retire at age 60 promotes job safety.

On Sept. 13, U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade tossed the suit, persuaded by Exxon’s argument that unpredictable health risks associated with aging make age a valid qualification for pilots, who face rigorous safety requirements. But the EEOC says the judge...
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