Tuesday, July 21, 2015
EEOC Settles Age Discrimination Suit with Enterprice Rent-A-Car for $425,000
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced last week that it had reached a settlement agreement with Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company of Los Angeles, LLC, a subsidiary of Enterprise Holdings, Inc., North America's largest rental car company. Charges made to the EEOC alleged that job applicants over the age of 40 were passed over for hire into management trainee positions at the company's Burbank, Calif. location between 2008 and 2011 due to their age. An EEOC investigation determined that ten (10) job applicants over 40 were ultimately denied hire in favor of less qualified, younger applicants, a violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). Though the local Enterprise company denied any wrongdoing, it has agreed to pay $425,000 to settle the charges and to enter into a 3-year conciliation agreement.