Meathead Movers Sued by EEOC

Posted by Modern Storage Media on Dec 15, 2023 11:56:59 AM

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is suing San Luis Obispo-based Meathead Movers for alleged age discrimination. Filed on Sept. 29, the EEOC stated that “since at least 2017, Meathead Movers failed to recruit and hire applicants over 40 into moving, packing, and customer service positions.”


The EEOC’s accusations involve insufficient hiring of older workers, with many allegations stemming from marketing and hiring practices that may discourage older workers from applying.


“Excluding older workers based on their age for marketing purposes is unlawful,” Anna Park, regional attorney for the Los Angeles District Office, said in a press release. “Employers should remember that setting criteria and recruiting based on a person’s age violates federal law.”


Meathead Movers, the largest independent moving company in California, has more than 700 employees, 120 trucks, three storage facilities, and six operation centers across Central and Southern California.