EEOC and Community College Settle Age Bias Suit

June 22, 2010

The Community College of Baltimore County has agreed to pay $50,000 to settle an age discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as well as a retaliation lawsuit filed by an employee of the college, the EEOC announced Monday. The agency's announcement asserted that it had sued after the two-year institution declined to hire a clerk as an English as a second language instructor, citing her age (60). In addition to the financial payment, the settlement bars the college from "further engaging in any employment practice which discriminates on the basis of age, including failing to hire or promote applicants or employees based on age," the EEOC said. College officials did not respond to requests for comment.

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