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PwC Must Face Job Applicants' Age Discrimination Claims

Feb 21, 2017 / Media Coverage
PricewaterhouseCoopers on Friday was denied a bid to have a disparate impact claim under federal age discrimination law thrown out in a putative class action over age discrimination toward job applicants, with a California federal judge ruling a reading of U.S. Supreme Court precedent confirms job applicants may bring such claims. U.S. District Judge John S. Tigar denied a bid for judgment on the pleadings from PwC, which had argued that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act doesn’t permit job applicants to bring disparate impact claims. The judge wrote that a textual analysis of the...
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PwC’s US firm faces age discrimination claim

Apr 29, 2016 / Media Coverage
The case has been brought in a California court by Steve Rabin, a 53-year-old certified public accountant, who is alleging violations of the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. According to the complaint: ‘PwC's culture and practice has distributed the benefits of its enormous success unequally – systematically favouring younger applicants at the expense of their older counterparts.’ The lawsuit asserts that the number of workers 40 years of age and older in entry-level and lower to mid-level positions at PwC is ‘stunningly...
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Lawsuit accuses PwC of discriminating against older job applicants

Apr 29, 2016 / Media Coverage
A lawsuit accusing PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP of violating U.S. discrimination law by hiring a "stunningly low" number of people over the age of 40 to maintain a youthful culture has been filed in San Francisco. The lawsuit, filed on Wednesday in federal court, said the London-based accounting company does virtually all of its recruiting for entry-level jobs on college campuses to stock its workforce with millenials. Federal law bars employers from discriminating against workers and job applicants who are 40 and older. The lawsuit was brought by Steve Rabin, 53, a certified public accountant...
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PwC's Hiring Policies Favor Millennials, Class Action Says

Apr 27, 2016 / Media Coverage
PricewaterhouseCoopers on Wednesday was hit with a proposed class and collective action in California federal court accusing the firm of favoring millennials with its hiring policies and discriminating against accounting job applicants who are age 40 or older. The suit — filed by 53-year-old certified public accountant Steve Rabin — claims the firm has a "stunningly low" number of older workers in entry-level and lower- to mid-level positions. It accuses PwC of violating federal and state laws, including the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the California Fair Employment and Housing...
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PwC Accused of Age Bias in Hiring

Apr 27, 2016 / Media Coverage
SAN FRANCISCO — Global accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers is being accused of violating federal and California age discrimination laws by focusing on hiring and retaining "millennials." In a proposed class action filed Wednesday by lawyers at Outten & Golden, 53-year-old accountant Steve Rabin alleges that PwC hiring policies effectively bar applicants over 40 from landing entry-level positions at the company. Rabin interviewed with PwC in San Jose, Calif., in 2013 but was turned down, and says the company hired a younger accountant instead. He is seeking to overturn PwC's hiring...
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Outten & Golden LLP and AARP Foundation: PricewaterhouseCoopers Faces Age Discrimination Lawsuit

Apr 27, 2016 / Press Release
Allegations: Civil Rights Violations Committed Against Accounting Job Applicants SAN FRANCISCO—A new federal class action accuses PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”) of engaging in systemic and pervasive discrimination against older job applicants, the Outten & Golden LLP law firm, AARP Foundation Litigation , and The Liu Law Firm, P.C. said today. Plaintiff Steve Rabin, a 53-year-old certified public accountant, alleges violations of the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. The lawsuit accuses PwC of engaging in a pattern and...
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