|EEOC Finds Allstate Broke Age-bias Laws|
|Key Words||EEOC, age discrimination|
Allstate Corp. is attempting to streamline its business and cut costs by converting its career agents into independent contractors. The employees were told to choose between becoming independent contractors, without traditional benefits but with increased sales commission, or leaving the company. When many of these employees tried to apply for lower paying jobs in order to keep benefits, Allstate refused to take them on for at least a year, when their chance to extend the old benefits expired. More than 90 percent of the agents were over 40.
|Source||"EEOC Finds Allstate Broke Age-bias Laws," Chicago Tribune, August 27, 2003.|
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