Google Job Applicants Near Class Cert. In Age Bias Suit

By Dorothy Atkins (September 22, 2016, 7:01 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge said at a hearing Thursday she's inclined to conditionally certify a class of Google Inc. job applicants age 40 and older who allege the tech giant discriminates against older job hunters, saying their suit deserves to "go the next step" and be heard at trial.

U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman said she was inclined to reserve judgment on the legal merits of the discrimination claims for a future stage of the suit, and told counsel for the putative class that she has "bent over backwards" to allow them to move forward with their motion for class...

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