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Air traffic controller avoids mandatory retirement with new position

Through filing and prosecuting several discrimination complaints, based on not being selected for job openings allegedly due to age or sex discrimination, our office was able to secure for the client a new position and other benefits.  The client was an air traffic controller who, during the litigation, found a lower-paying FAA job in another city that was not a controller position.  He had to move there and maintain two households while awaiting the outcome.  The new job obtained for him was back in his city of choice, was at substantially higher pay, and was not subject to the mandatory retirement age.  The Agency also paid monetary damages in the settlement.

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