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EEOC, Norfolk Southern Settle Age Bias Suit for $350,000

Jan. 30, 2020, 3:55 PM

Norfolk Southern Corp. will pay $350,000 and adopt new hiring safeguards and bias complaint procedures to resolve an EEOC lawsuit alleging it failed to fairly consider applicants age 52 or older for police special agent positions, court records show.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued the railroad in September 2018 on behalf of William Peer and a group of other similarly situated applicants. Norfolk Southern preferred special agent applicants under age 52 because it assumed those older than that age would retire soon and therefore wouldn’t work for the company for 10 or more years.

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