Here’s one we had not heard of before. The EEOC claims in a newly-filed age discrimination suit that a South Carolina ground transportation company fired two truck drivers who had turned 75 years of age, telling them that “the company’s insurance policy had a clause that did not allow drivers to drive after they reached the age of 75.”
One employee was told by his manager that he thought the employee “only 70,” but when he found out that he was 75, he had to fire him.
The two drivers were fully capaable of doing their jobs.
By the way, the company’s insurance policy has no such provision that prohibits insuring older drivers.