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90 Age-Discrimination Complaints Reflect Growing Issue for Tech

December 02, 2016

Fenwick employment practices co-chair Dan McCoy was quoted in the USA Today article “90 Age-Discrimination Complaints Reflect Growing Issue for Tech​.”

USA Today reported that 90 age-related complaints have been filed against a dozen Silicon Valley tech companies since 2012, according to the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

McCoy told USA Today that layoffs, reorganizations and revamped performance reviews are often reasons for the lawsuits, a residue of an increase in M&A over the last few years that have created “massive redundancy requiring consolidation.”

"An aging workforce has made this a concern for employees," McCoy said.