PwC's Hiring Policies Favor Millennials, Class Action Says

By Kurt Orzeck (April 27, 2016, 6:02 PM EDT) -- PricewaterhouseCoopers on Wednesday was hit with a proposed class and collective action in California federal court accusing the firm of favoring millennials with its hiring policies and discriminating against accounting job applicants who are age 40 or older.

The suit — filed by 53-year-old certified public accountant Steve Rabin — claims the firm has a "stunningly low" number of older workers in entry-level and lower- to mid-level positions. It accuses PwC of violating federal and state laws, including the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.

According to Rabin, PwC mostly hires entry-level accountants through...

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