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Press Release 12-11-2020

Computer Science Corporation to Pay $700,000 to Settle EEOC Age Discrimination Suit

Tech Consulting Company Laid Off Workers Because of Their Age, Federal Agency Charged

NEW YORK – Computer Science Corporation (CSC), a technology consulting subsidiary of Tysons, Va.-based DXC Technology Corporation, will pay $700,000 and furnish other relief to resolve an age discrimina­tion suit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

According to the EEOC’s complaint, CSC targeted employees who were 40 or older in a series of layoffs nationwide. The company’s decision to focus on older workers was directed by its then-CEO, the EEOC said.

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects employees aged 40 and over and prohibits a company from laying off older workers because of their age. The EEOC filed suit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (EEOC v. Computer Science Corp., Civil Action No.1:20-cv-10372-SHS), after first attempting to reach a pre-litigation settlement through its conciliation process.

Under the two-year consent decree settling the suit, the company will pay $700,000 in lost wages and damages to the former employees who suffered discrimination. The decree requires the CEO of CSC’s parent company to issue a statement to all employees that age discrimination will not be toler­ated. The companies must also review and revise layoff procedures to ensure compliance with federal laws protecting older workers.

“The EEOC appreciates this company’s willingness to resolve the case without protracted litigation,” said Jeffrey Burstein, the EEOC’s regional attorney for the New York District Office. “The agency remains committed to enforcing federal law to ensure that people are not targeted for layoffs because of their age.”

EEOC New York District Director Judy Keenan said, “Unfortunately, age bias re­mains prevalent in the technology industry. We applaud CSC’s willingness to begin making changes necessary to reduce that kind of discrimination.”

The New York District Office of the EEOC is responsible for processing discrimination charges, administrative enforcement and the conduct of agency litigation in New York, northern New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

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