Our sources have sent us reports that Intel is undergoing investigation for discriminating ages in the employee layoffs started by the company beginning in 2016. The reports depicted that Intel aimed at laying off its employees that were older and keeping the younger ones and by so doing benefit from the fact that the older employees are experienced and well aware of their rights such as company benefits as compared to the younger ones. And this is illegal and very unethical.
Back in 2016, while making the announcement for its employee dismissals and restructuring, the company mentioned that the process was going to begin in 2016 and continue into 2017 and also the method of employment terminations was going to be a combination of voluntary and involuntary actions. Our sources report that “dozens of former employees sought legal advice on whether they could sue” and a few of them complained to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
For its part, Intel maintains that “factors such as age, race, national origin, gender, immigration status, or other personal demographics were not part of the process when we made those decisions.” And yet, the WSJ’s review of Intel’s own internal documents reveals that in one set of 2,300 layoffs, the median age was 49 years old, seven years older than the median age of the remaining staff.
Intel stated that “factors such as age, race, national origin, gender, immigration status, or other personal demographics were not part of the process when we made those decisions.” However, a review of the internal documents at Intel showed that in a set of 2,300 layoffs, the average age was 49 years old which is 7 years older than the average age of the staff that would be left behind.
All hands are on deck waiting for the EEOC to find suitable grounds on which to pursue class-action a litigation against Intel.