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ASG denies claim of age discrimination in DHR lawsuit

The American Samoa Government has denied discriminating against older workers, as alleged by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which has maintained its allegations and asked the federal court in Honolulu to set a trial date for this case, the first of its type made against ASG.The EEOC's suit was filed Aug.30 alleging employment discrimination action under the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and is being brought against ASG and its Department of Human Resources, whose Chief of Personnel Eseneiaso J. Liu was transfered to the position of Chief of Human Capital and Strategic Planning Division, which prompted the lawsuit.\Liu did not lose any pay or benefits in the transfer