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3M settles McNerney-era age discrimination suit

3M Co. has offered to pay up to $12 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the diversified industrial company of discriminating against older workers in performance evaluations, promotions and layoffs. Get the full story »

Britain abolishes forced retirement at 65

British employers will no longer be allowed to force people to retire at 65 years old, unless they can justify the dismissal, the government said Thursday in a bid to lessen pension payouts as Britons live for longer.

The move was welcomed by nonprofit organizations campaigning against age discrimination. Others, however, complained that the move will make it expensive for employers to continue to provide benefits such as health or life insurance to employees older than 65. Get the full story »

Fired server charges Weber Grill with age bias

A 46-year-old Chicago man who lost his server job at Weber Grill on State Street last year alleges that a 30-year-old restaurant manager fired him because she thought he was  “too old for the fast pace of the restaurant.”

Bruce Belson alleges in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in a federal court in Chicago that he was terminated in January 2009 after about nine months of working at the 539 N. State St. restaurant. Get the full story »

AT&T, EEOC talking settlement in age-bias case

AT&T Inc. is in talks to settle a lawsuit by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that charges  the largest U.S. phone company of discriminating nationwide against workers older than 40.

According to a joint filing by AT&T and the EEOC in Manhattan federal court, the EEOC has proposed a settlement of the nearly year-old lawsuit, and both sides held “substantive settlement discussions” in a June 30 mediation session. Another session is set for Aug. 10. Get the full story »