EEOC Issues Rule Clarifying ‘Reasonable Factors Other Than Age’

March 29, 2012 - by: HR Hero Alerts 0 COMMENTS

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued a new rule aimed at clarifying when the “reasonable factors other than age” (RFOA) defense can be used in claims filed under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). The rule is to be published in the Federal Register on March 30.

A statement from the EEOC says the final rule clarifies that the ADEA prohibits policies and practices that have the effect of harming older individuals more than younger individuals unless the employer can show that the policy or practice is based on an RFOA.

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Categories: ADEA / EEOC