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Jet Propulsion Lab to Pay EEOC $10 Million for Alleged Age Bias

April 6, 2020, 1:52 PM

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory agreed to pay $10 million and revamp its employment practices to settle an EEOC lawsuit alleging the lab’s layoff and rehiring policies had an adverse impact on employees 40 and older when conducting layoffs and rehiring.

The parties filed a proposed consent decree with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California April 3, the same day the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed its lawsuit under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act on behalf of a “class” of similarly situated older workers. JPL didn’t admit to liability on the EEOC’s allegations by agreeing to...

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