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EEOC v. Baltimore County, 13-1106

In an action alleging that defendant-county's employee retirement benefit plan unlawfully discriminated against older county employees based on their age in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), partial summary judgment in favor of plaintiff-EEOC on the issue of liability is affirmed, where: 1) the district court correctly determined that defendant-county's plan violated the ADEA, because the plan's employee contribution rates were determined by age, rather than by any permissible factor; and 2) the ADEA's "safe harbor provision" applicable to early retirement benefit plans does not shield defendant-county from liability for the alleged discrimination.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/31/2014
  • Published 03/31/2014




  • United States Fourth Circuit


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