19 Dec 2012

American Samoa age discrimination case settled

3:33 pm on 19 December 2012

A settlement has been reached over the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's age discrimination case against the American Samoa Government.

A federal notice shows a settlement conference was held last week and the case is now settled.

The notice says a consent decree between the parties is to be filed by the end of the month.

The lawsuit, filed in the Honolulu federal court last year, alleged American Samoa government workers were involuntarily re-assigned from their positions in a move to push them to retirement.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission had contended the transfer constituted age discrimination, a claim the government has denied.