EEOC v. Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Claims Administrator
2:20-cv-03131

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  • 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.

  • In order to be considered for any monetary award under the terms of the agreement, you must meet ALL of the following criteria:

    (a) Were employed by JPL anywhere in the United States at any time; and 
    (b) Were laid off at any time between January 1, 2010 and June 9, 2020 or were involuntarily required by JPL (in your opinion) to retire between January 1, 2010 and June 9, 2020 or were denied rehire following any such layoff or involuntary retirement between January 1, 2010 and June 9, 2020; and
    (c) Were at least 40 years of age on the effective date of the layoff or involuntary retirement.

    If you are not a person who falls within this definition, you should disregard the notice.

    If you believe that you meet the above requirements, you are eligible to submit a claim in this case.  If you wish to be considered for a monetary award in this case, YOU MUST SUBMIT A “CLAIM FORM” AS INSTRUCTED BELOW BY THE DEADLINE.  IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM BY THE DEADLINE, YOU WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE ANY MONETARY BENEFITS FROM THE SETTLEMENT IN THIS CASE.   PLEASE NOTE, HOWEVER, THAT RETURNING A CLAIM FORM DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL RECEIVE A MONETARY AWARD.

  • Your Claim Form must be submitted online here or postmarked by November 24, 2020 and mailed to:

    EEOC v. Jet Propulsion Lab Claims Administrator
    C/O JND Legal Administration
    PO Box 91209
    Seattle, WA 98111

  • The deadline for submitting a Claim Form is November 24, 2020.

  • A determination of what, if any, compensation you are entitled to will be made by the EEOC pursuant to the EEOC’s Consent Decree with JPL and with consideration of the information you provide in your submitted Claim Form as well as information provided by JPL regarding your employment.  You are entitled to review that Consent Decree here.

    If you are deemed eligible to receive a monetary award, you will receive a Notice of Eligibility and claim share amount with a Release of Claims form from the Claims Administrator. You must return the Release of Claims form by the deadline indicated in the notice of eligibility in order to receive the monetary award.

  • If you have any other questions, please contact the Claims Administrator at: PO Box 91209, Seattle, WA 98111, by phone at 1-833-928-2570, by email at Info@EEOCvJPL.com, or by facsimile at (866) 422-4943.

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EEOC v. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Claims Administrator
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91209
Seattle, WA 98111