Computer Sciences Corp. will pay $ 700,000 to settle an age discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Gender Equality Authority accusing it of targeting employees who were 40 or older in a series of nationwide layoffs, the agency said Friday. 19659002] The EEOC said in its statement that the decision to focus on older workers was governed by CSC's then CEO. The company has since become a technology consulting firm for Tysons, Virginia-based DXC Technology Corp.
The CSC was accused of violating the Federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Under the two-year consent decree that will cover the cost, it will pay $ 700,000 in lost wages and damages to the former employees who suffered discrimination.
The EEOC said that the decision on consent requires the DXC's CEO to issue a statement to all employees that age discrimination. will not be tolerated.
Companies must also review and review redundancy procedures to ensure compliance with federal laws that protect older workers, the EEOC said.
EEOC District Attorney Judy Keenan of New York said in the statement, "Unfortunately, age bias is still widespread in the technology industry. We welcome the CSC's willingness to begin making the necessary changes to reduce that type of discrimination."
DXC said in a statement, "We are pleased to address this issue, which dates back to 201