EEOC settles $425K age discrimination charges against Enterprise Rent-A-Car

The Los Angeles office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has settled age discrimination charges for $425,000 against Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company of Los Angeles, LLC (Enterprise), a subsidiary of Enterprise Holdings, North America’s largest rental car company.

The EEOC charges alleged that Enterprise passed over applicants aged 40 years and older at the company’s Burbank, California location. An EEOC investigation found that ten job applicants over 40 were not hired in favor of less qualified and younger job applicants in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). The EEOC also found that no applicants over 40 were hired at the Burbank location into the management trainee position between 2008 and 2011. Finally, the EEOC investigation also found that the Burbank office failed to adequately maintain application records as required by federal law.

While Enterprise denied all allegations, it agreed to this settlement to avoid litigation. Enterprise, the EEOC, and the affected job applicants entered into a three year conciliation agreement. The EEOC will monitor progress under the agreement. Enterprise’s Los Angeles Metro Region agreed to redistribute its anti-discrimination policy to all of its employees in the region; to provide training on equal employment opportunities to all staff with an emphasis on age discrimination; and to maintain adequate records.

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