Judge Slams Door On EEOC's Exxon Pilot Age Bias Suit

Law360, New York (December 20, 2012, 1:34 PM EST) -- A Texas federal judge refused Wednesday to reopen the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s suit over Exxon Mobil Corp.’s former pilot retirement policy, saying the agency hasn’t made any valid challenge to the company’s defense of its policy requiring pilots to retire at age 60.

U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade, who originally dismissed the EEOC’s suit in September, said Exxon had presented conclusive evidence that the risk of sudden incapacitation and health deterioration increases with age — a fact not even contested by the EEOC —...
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Case Information

Case Title

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Exxon Mobil Corporation

Case Number



Texas Northern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Employment


Ed Kinkeade

Date Filed

September 22, 2006

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