Booz Allen wins legal victory over former HR employee

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She then sued Booz Allen for age discrimination and emotional distress, but the district court’s summary judgment found in favor of her former employer. On Monday, the Third Circuit upheld the ruling due to lack of evidence of an age bias.

“Cronin failed to demonstrate that Booz Allen’s claim that she was less qualified than other candidates for the HRTC role was ‘so patently untrue that it cannot have been [Booz Allen]is the real reason,” the court wrote.

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), there were 14,183 age discrimination cases in the United States in 2020. IBM was one of those cases, according to a lawsuit filed earlier this year in name of hundreds of workers.

A court filing claims executives at the Armonk, New York-based tech company discussed in emails how to evict older workers, Bloomberg reported. Leaders have called them “dinobabies” that are set to become an “extinct species”. Company officials have also complained about IBM’s “mother-dated workforce” that “needs to change.” They expressed frustration that the company has a much lower share of millennials in its workforce compared to competitors, adding that its share would increase after the layoffs, according to the filing.

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