AARP Lawsuit Puts EEOC In An Awkward Position

Law360, New York (November 23, 2016, 11:21 AM EST) -- Theresa A. Kelly

Howard Fetner The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is responsible for enforcing federal laws that prohibit workplace discrimination. In carrying out that responsibility, the EEOC brings lawsuits alleging that others have violated federal anti-discrimination laws. However, a recently filed lawsuit by the AARP, which counts almost 38 million people over the age of 50 as members, places the EEOC in the awkward position of having to defend itself against allegations that it has violated two of the laws that it is charged with enforcing.

The AARP lawsuit alleges that the EEOC’s recent regulations governing employer wellness programs violate both...

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