The Texas Roadhouse restaurant chain has agreed to pay $12 million to resolve a class action lawsuit in which the EEOC accused it of engaging in a nationwide pattern and practice of age discrimination in hiring.
In a first-of-its-kind ruling, the 11th Circuit has held that the disparate-impact provision in the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) only covers discrimination against employees, not job applicants. The decision creates a split in the circuits that could lead to Supreme Court review.
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