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NYC legal temp agency gets lesson in discrimination law

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The owners of New York City-based Strategic Legal Staffing (SLS) were apparently surprised to learn how litigious lawyers can be. The legal temp agency found out the hard way when it allegedly rejected a job candidate after learning she was 70 years old.

When she asked if she wasn’t being given jobs because of her age, SLS somewhat unstrategically moved the woman to its “do not use” list.

To no one’s surprise except the temp agency’s, she filed an age discrimination complaint with the EEOC. After conciliation efforts failed, the EEOC filed suit. That’s when SLS decided to settle.

Under the consent decree, SLS will pay the attorney $85,000 and implement companywide anti-discrimination training. The firm must post a workplace anti-discrimination notice and file annual reports with  the EEOC.

Plus, SLS will help make amends by implementing a free training program for attorneys age 60 and older on legal technology issues such as e-discovery and related software.

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Carolin Maushardt September 24, 2015 at 6:35 am

It is a very surprising yet an appeasing information for me. But the woman wouldn’t had been rejected because of her age, if she was able, she would had been selected because of her capabilities not because of her age. A very good decision by the court.

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