EEOC: Employers violated federal law by excluding women and older workers from receiving Facebook job ads

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued a historic decision finding reasonable cause that seven American employers violated federal law when they posted job ads on Facebook that excluded women, older workers, or both from getting those ads. The employers were Capital One, Edward Jones, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Enterprise Holdings, Renewal by Andersen, Drive Time Auto, and Sandhills Publishing Co.  

Federal law bars employers from engaging in discriminatory advertising and hiring based on sex, age, and other statuses. Since 2018, CWA and several workers have filed discrimination charges against 66 employers that allegedly excluded older workers, women, or both from their job ads on Facebook. 

"All workers deserve a fair chance to get a good job," said Sara Steffens, CWA Secretary-Treasurer. "The EEOC's rulings should send employers a strong message that they can't unfairly lock workers out of opportunities based on their gender or age. CWA will continue to fight to hold employers accountable for unjust discrimination."

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EEOC: Employers violated federal law by excluding women and older workers from receiving facebook job ads (CWA, Sep. 26, 2019)