PwC Says Job Applicants Can't Sue For Age Discrimination

Law360, San Francisco (February 9, 2017, 11:19 PM EST) -- PricewaterhouseCoopers urged a California federal judge at a hearing Thursday to throw out a putative class action alleging the accounting firm doesn't consider older job applicants, arguing that disparate impact claims under federal age discrimination law can only be brought by existing employees, not prospective ones.

PwC attorney Joshua Zev Rabinovitz of Kirkland & Ellis LLP said the language of Section 4(a)(2) of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act — which makes it illegal for employers to “limit, segregate or classify his employees in any way which would deprive or tend to deprive any individual of employment opportunities or otherwise adversely...

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