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45 Agents Sue FBI for Age Discrimination

Courthouse News Service
Monday, December 13, 2010Last Update: 11:20 AM PT

WASHINGTON (CN) - Forty-five FBI agents claim the Bureau adopted a new, discriminatory policy limiting the number of years agents can serve as squad supervisors, to push out older agents. The 45 agents - all GS-14 squad supervisors in field offices - say the Bureau forced them to retire early, accept demotion and loss of pay, or suffer financial and personal hardship by accepting transfer to remote offices. The agents sued the FBI in Federal Court for age discrimination. All 45 plaintiffs are either current or retired agents who were forced by the term-limit policy to drop from GS-14 to GS-13 on the government pay scale.

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