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Older FedEx employees file complaints against their company regarding age discrimination

A Washington D.C. law firm is accepting complaints from FedEx couriers for free evaluation at LawyersandSettlements.com

Washington D.C. - A leading Washington law firm has filed a class action lawsuit against Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) on behalf of its older couriers, paid hourly. LawyersandSettlements.com invites any FedEx courier to who feels that they have been a victim of age discrimination to submit their case. To submit your complaint, go to: http://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/lawsuit/fed_ex_discrimination.html

Couriers complain that FedEx employs initiatives to push employees 40 years old and older to leave the company by taking away good routes, setting unrealistic performance goals, and disciplining older employees over trivial issues. Some say these tactics are designed to push out older employees in favor of younger workers to reduce medical insurance, sick leave, pension and workers compensation costs.

Hard-working FedEx couriers from around the country complain about age discrimination and a shift in the working environment. Over the past few years, FedEx has been implementing strategies to lower costs. For instance, in 2003, they changed their traditional pension plan for a cash-balance plan in hopes of saving millions of dollars annually. Many older employees are grandfathered into their old traditional pension plan in which benefits increase based on age and years of service.

Employment law specialists acknowledge that it is illegal to discriminate on the basis of age or benefits eligibility. Federal Express currently has over 250,000 employees worldwide (NYSE: FDX). In the past, the Federal Express Corporation has been under investigation for sexual harassment and racial discrimination charges, and allegations of avoiding worker compensation by employing contract workers.

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