A 64-year old tech worker from Florida recently filed an age discrimination suit against the Google early this week. He claims the search engine giant passed on him during an interview due to his age.
Robert Heath indicated in his complaint that Google shot down his job application for a software engineering position back in 2011, despite his wealth of experience in General Dynamics, Compaq, and IBM.
The suit implicates Google based on its decision to not hire Heath on a phone interview, despite informing him in an e-mail that the company is carrying out the largest “hiring campaign in its history,” and telling Heath that he “would be a great candidate to work at Google.”
Kotchen & Law, currently representing Health, is after a class action suit on behalf of 40+ year old applicants who weren’t employed by the internet search engine giant.
The suit also cites a similar case (Reid v. Google), in which an ex-Google executive settled with Google for undisclosed damages.