Google Job Applicants Win Class Cert. In Age Bias Suit

Law360, San Francisco (October 5, 2016, 8:53 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday conditionally certified a class of Google Inc. job applicants age 40 and older who allege the tech giant discriminates against older job hunters, but declined to recognize an alternate class definition that would have encompassed more applicants.

U.S. District Judge Beth Freeman found that a “lenient” standard for conditional certification applies at this phase of litigation because discovery has not yet been completed. Judge Freeman also rejected Google’s arguments against certification, saying that they are better suited for a motion...
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