Consumer Law

Target, Union Reach Agreement Over Job Ad Age Discrimination Allegations

Target, the Communications Workers of America union and two of the union’s members reached a resolution over allegations that the retailer ran afoul of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and similar state-based laws in 2017 when it posted job ads directed toward younger workers only on a social media platform, according to a news release from the AARP Foundation.

Under the settlement, Target agreed to “maintain and expand its existing practices” in recruitment, including recruiting on websites targeted for older workers, putting pictures of older workers in job ads and attending job fairs known to attract older workers, the release said. The company also will track its use of audience selection tools for job postings on social media to make sure the ads don’t eliminate applicants based on age, graduation date, and generation- or age-based terms like “millennial” or “digital native,” the release said. 

Read more at HRDive.com.

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