U.S. Sues AT&T for Age Discrimination

Yesterday the A.P. ran a news piece announcing that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was suing AT&T for age discrimination.

Headquartered in Texas, AT&T is the country's biggest telecommunications utility company and has almost 300,000 employees.

The lawsuit alleges that AT&T has discriminated against older employees by "denying them the chance to be rehired solely because they left under early retirement plans."

Up to 50,000 AT&T employees have left under the guise of an early retirement program, after which AT&T then deems you ineligible to be rehired.

In 1967 the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) took effect, and was aimed at protecting workers over 40. Here in California, the Fair Employment and Housing Act provides even greater protections.

If you think you've been the victim of age discrimination, give us a call and tell us about it. We may be able to help.