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Ex-scouts sue MLB, Rob Manfred for alleged age discrimination

Jun 22, 2023

Former MLB scouts sued the league, its 30 teams and commissioner Rob Manfred on Wednesday, alleging that they lost their jobs because of age discrimination.

The lawsuit was filed in a U.S. District Court in Denver by a group 17 scouts formerly employed by MLB. Their ages range from 55 to 71, and they all worked as scouts for at least 24 years, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Per the Associated Press, the lawsuit cites the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 in addition to laws in 11 different states and New York City. The lawsuit states that MLB and its teams “have acted to prevent the reemployment of older scouts or refused the reemployment of older scouts.”

MLB declined comment on pending litigation, but told AP in a statement that it looks “forward to refuting these claims in court.”

Source: Yahoo Sports

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