The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), a United States government agency charged with enforcing the federal laws against discrimination in employment, has entered into an settlement with Jet Propulsion Laboratory (“JPL”) which resolves U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Case. No. 2:20-CV-02131-CBM-JC, filed against JPL pursuant to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).
The agreement provides that some employees of JPL who were laid off or retired may be eligible for monetary awards. The agreement provides for a Settlement Fund in the amount of $10,000,000. The amount of money distributed will depend on the number of eligible claimants who submit timely and complete claim forms and releases to the Claims Administrator.
If you were employed by JPL at any time in the United States and stopped working for JPL between January 1, 2010 and June 9, 2020, you may be eligible to receive money from the settlement if you were laid off, involuntarily required by JPL to retire, or were not rehired after a layoff or involuntary retirement.