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Lucent Technologies

St. Louis, MO: (Apr-17-07) The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed an age discrimination lawsuit on behalf of Thomas Cross against Lucent Technologies, alleging that Cross, a 55-year-old worker, lost his job after more than three decades with the telecommunications equipment maker despite excellent evaluations. Cross was laid off in 2002 from his job as an estimator in the company's St. Louis Estimating Department, apparently for no valid reason. The lawsuit claimed Cross was let go while Lucent retained younger employees with "lower ratings.'' In a settlement reached, Lucent Technologies will pay $195,000 to Cross as damages as well as provide training on the Age Discrimination in Employment Act to managers, supervisors and human relations workers; distribute an anti-discrimination message to employees; report to the EEOC about any employee cuts during the next two years; and post a notice about the settlement. [INSURANCE JOURNAL: AGE BIAS]

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Published on Apr-24-07


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