Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Wisconsin Woman Settles Age Discrimination Suit for $32,500

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a settlement in an age discrimination suit it filed on behalf of a Shawano woman, Sharon Passon, 60, who was fired as the billing specialist for Computer Systems LLC, of Shawano, in April 2010, while the company kept a 34-year-old employee who was less qualified for the job, according to the complaint.   From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article on the settlement:
A consent degree settling the lawsuit, which was entered by U.S. District Judge William C. Griesbach on Friday, provides that Computer Systems pay Passon $32,500 and prohibits further discrimination. Also, if the company, which was sold later in 2010, resumes operations, it will be required to train its managers and supervisors about an employer's obligations and the rights of employees under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
 
Congrats to the EEOC on obtaining this settlement! 

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