The EEOC says a Houston company’s policy of requiring employees to retire at age 70 is a violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and is suing to make it stop.
An EEOC lawsuit claims Metallic Products automatically terminates workers who turn 70. The commission says that under the ADEA, employers may not force employees to retire at a particular age, subject to rare exceptions.
Metallic Products employee Jeronimo Vidals’ treatment prompted the lawsuit. Court documents allege thattold Vidals there would be no work for him after he turned 70 and then fired him on his 70th birthday.
The federal agency is seeking an injunction prohibiting the manufacturer from engaging in employment discrimination, in addition to back pay, liquidated damages and relief for Vidals.
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