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San Francisco Cops Fire Off Age Bias Class Action

Law360 (November 18, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- More than 30 police officers have kicked off a proposed age discrimination class action against the city and county of San Francisco, claiming that its police department has repeatedly awarded promotions and raises to younger, less qualified employees over their older, more experienced counterparts.

“The city has engaged in an intentional and continuing police-departmentwide pattern or practice of discrimination against older officers,” the plaintiffs said in a class action complaint lodged on Monday in the U.S. District Court in San Francisco. “This system, and these policies...
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