EEOC Sues Automotive Manufacturer for Age Discrimination
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has sued TEPRO, Inc., an automotive parts manufacturer, for allegedly subjecting 20 or more employees to age discrimination. The suit, filed on November 15, 2012, charges that TEPRO fired employees because of their age while retaining younger employees. TEPRO allegedly told the older employees that they either had to accept demotions or lose their jobs, but then fired them anyway.
When asked about the suit, the EEOC Memphis District Office director, Katherine W. Kores, said “[e]mployers cannot discharge older workers based on discriminatory stereotypes.
”The suit seeks monetary relief in back pay form and liquidated damages, reinstatement and an injunction against future discrimination and retaliation by the company.
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