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Back pay is mandatory legal remedy under ADEA (access required)

The district court held that Baltimore County violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, but denied the EEOC’s request for back pay damages, concluding it had discretion to deny a request for such damages. The 4th Circuit disagreed, holding that back pay damages were a mandatory legal remedy under the ADEA. Background The district court concluded that ...