PwC Must Face Job Applicants' Age Discrimination Claims

Law360, New York (February 21, 2017, 5:31 PM EST) -- PricewaterhouseCoopers on Friday was denied a bid to have a disparate impact claim under federal age discrimination law thrown out in a putative class action over age discrimination toward job applicants, with a California federal judge ruling a reading of U.S. Supreme Court precedent confirms job applicants may bring such claims.

U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar denied a bid for judgment on the pleadings from PwC, which had argued that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act doesn’t permit job applicants to bring disparate impact claims. The judge wrote that a textual analysis of the Supreme Court’s precedents in Griggs v. Duke...

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