What is this lawsuit about?
The individuals who brought the lawsuit, known as "the Plaintiffs," allege that PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) discriminated against them and other applicants aged 40 and older when they applied for Associate positions. They claim that PwC has a policy of giving preference to younger workers by, for example, recruiting on college campuses and favoring younger applicants over equally or more qualified applicants aged 40 and older. The Plaintiffs seek front- and back-pay, liquidated damages (in an amount equal to back wages) or interest, attorneys' fees, and litigation costs for themselves and other applicants aged 40 and older, as well as injunctive and programmatic relief.
PwC denies these allegations and asserts that its hiring policies are lawful, merit-based, and have nothing to do with age. PwC further asserts that it goes to great efforts to hire a diverse workforce and that includes welcoming people of all ages.
Who is eligible to join this lawsuit?
You are eligible to join this lawsuit if, from October 18, 2013 to March 28, 2019, you applied for a full-time Associate, Experienced Associate, or Senior Associate position in PwC's Tax or Assurance lines of service, met the minimum qualifications for the position to which you applied, were age 40 or older at the time you applied, and were not hired as of March 28, 2019.
You can join the lawsuit by submitting a Consent to Join form.
For more information about the lawsuit, please visit the FAQ page or review the Notice on the Important Documents page.