Google age discrimination lawsuit could expand after 60-year-old man was not hired | Daily Mail Online

A potential class action lawsuit that claims Google discriminated against people over 40 is one step closer to becoming a reality. A motion for conditional certification of collective action status was filed in a San Jose federal court Wednesday, which could open up a suit to anyone over 40 who feels they had been discriminated against by the tech company and not hired because of his or her age, reports Fox News. The suit would include ‘all individuals who interviewed in-person for any software engineer, site reliability engineer, or systems engineer position with Google in the United States in the time period from August 13, 2010 through the present; were age 40 or older at the time of interview; and were refused employment by Google.’ +4 A lawsuit filed last year against Google for age discrimination may turn into a larger class action suit  This suit was begun last year by Robert Heath, who alleged that the tech giant ‘engaged in a systematic pattern and practice of discriminating against individuals (including Mr. Heath) who are age 40 and older in hiring, compensation, and other employment decisions.’ Heath applied for a job in 2011, when he was 60, and was denied employment even though he said he was perfectly qualified for the software  engineering position and was deemed ‘a great candidate’ by a recruiter. Programmer Cheryl Fillekes is also part of that suit. She says she was interviewed on four occasions by Google for different positions, and wasn’t hired by any of them – she blames that on the fact that she was in her 50s.

Source: Google age discrimination lawsuit could expand after 60-year-old man was not hired | Daily Mail Online

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