blog post—entitled “New Lawsuit Claims Companies Discriminate Against Older Workers in Facebook Job Placement Advertising
” and published on the Texas Employment Law Update
—addresses a recent lawsuit filed by three workers and the Communication Workers of America against T-Mobile, Amazon, Cox Communications, and Cox Media Group. The lawsuit alleges that the defendant employers used targeted advertising that systemically excluded older applicants. This lawsuit serves as a reminder that employers should not place unlawful restrictions on who can view job openings on social media sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Indeed.