EEOC Files Age Discrimination Lawsuit Against Sues Flour and Grain Producer for Hiring Practices
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed an age discrimination lawsuit against Bay State Milling. The suit alleges that Bay State, a major flour and grain producer, refused to hire Gary Legore, a miller, because of his age. Even though Legore had worked for the company as a miller in the past, the company hired a 23 year old with little experience. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits this alleged conduct.
The suit further claims that when Legore complained to the company, company officials defended the plant manager’s decision to not hire him and told Legore that he was overqualified for the position.
"Age-based stereotypes, evidenced by euphemisms like 'overqualified,' rob qualified applicants of job opportunities," said Regional Attorney Robert E. Weisberg of the Miami District Office.
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