Yes, the university claims “But we did nothing wrong.” However, the facts speak for themselves. To quote from the NY Times’ always meaty The New Old Age – –
The university denied that it had acted unlawfully and took no action against any employee.
But the university has rehired both women and agreed to back pay and retroactive benefits totaling about $203,000 for Ms. Taaffe and $237,000 for Ms. Moon. It also paid $325,000 in attorneys’ fees to the Gittes Law Group, the firm representing the women, and the AARP Foundation lawyers who joined their suit.
More important, the plaintiffs won “prospective injunctive relief,” actions to avert illegal policies in the future. Ohio State has agreed to train human resources staff to recognize, investigate and prevent age discrimination.
AMEN & HALLELUJAH! And by having more seasoned minds on staff rather than put out to pasture, the university will benefit more than short-sighted administrators can imagine!