New York Tutoring Company Settles Age Discrimination Hiring Lawsuit
On September 11th, 2023, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that iTutorGroup—a tutoring business made up of three interconnected companies—agreed to pay 365,000 to resolve allegations of age discrimination in its hiring practices. In this article, our New York age discrimination attorney provides an in-depth overview of the age discrimination lawsuit and the federal, state, and local age discrimination laws that apply to workers in New York City.
Allegations: Company Refused to Consider Older Applicants
The three companies that operate as iTutorGroup provide an English tutoring service that is targeted at Chinese students. The EEOC confirms that the business will pay $365,000 to settle an age discrimination in lawsuit. The legal claim arose in New York City. The complaint filed by the EEOC alleges that the company’s hiring software automatically rejected female applicants over 55 and male applicants over 60—thereby violating the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). Over 200 job applicants were affected by the discriminatory hiring practices. Beyond the financial compensation, the company will also revise its labor practices.
An Overview of Age Discrimination Laws that Protect Workers in New York City
Unfortunately, age discrimination in the workplace remains a serious problem. It happens far too often. Job applicants and workers in New York City are protected by a wide range of federal, state, and local labor regulations. If you believe that you were subject to unlawful age discrimination in the workplace, you may have a claim under one or more of the following statutes:
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA): The ADEA is a federal law that was enacted in 1967. It offers protection to workers aged 40 and older from discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, compensation, or terms, conditions, or privileges of employment. The ADEA covers employers with 20 or more employees
- New York State Human Rights Law: The New York State Human Rights Law expands upon the protections provided by the ADEA. It applies to employers with as few as four employees. In other words, many more workers in New York City are covered by state law instead of federal law.
- New York City Human Rights Law: The New York City Human Rights Law is among the most robust anti-discrimination laws in the country. It applies to employers of any size within New York City. Unlike the ADEA, which sets the protection starting age at 40, New York City law protects workers of all ages against age-based discrimination in the workplace.
Contact Our New York Age Discrimination Attorney Today
At Poulos LoPiccolo PC, our New York City age discrimination lawyers are committed to protecting the rights of workers. If you or your loved one was subject to age discrimination in hiring, our legal team is here to help you fight for justice. Contact us today to set up your completely confidential consultation. We represent workers in age discrimination claims throughout New York City, including in Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.