Yes, justice does move slowly, but in the Google age-discrimination case it almost seems ironic.

U.S. District Judge Beth Labson last week set Nov. 26, 2018 as the trial date in a case brought by two over-40 job applicants who were denied jobs. One of the plaintiffs was interviewed by Google on four separate occasions. The case was first filed in federal court in San Jose, Calif. in April 2015.

In October, the court approved a motion by the plaintiff to turn the case into a “collective action,” a type of class action, that allows others to join the lawsuit. People may be eligible to the join the lawsuit if they had an in-person interview with Google for certain types of software engineering jobs, are over the age of 40, and were rejected by Google from August 2014 through the present.

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