Polar Beverages in Worcester, Ma. discriminated against me for being forty......
State Employment Divisions like Consumer Affairs in California uses Age as one of their refusals to Employ. OVER 40
It should have been $400,000 each instead of 8 men splitting that. If I am correct that they did split it. If I am wrong someone please let me know. I did not read that they got $400,000 each or they split it. At least they got a little something. CONGRATULATIONS MEN!!!
I'm totally with you on those last two sentences! I didn't see whether they had to split it or what. That's just more lousy writing by Claire Gordon!It's just a damn shame it took them five years to get justice!
R S you might want to check the facts, Obama didn't cause your job loss-you did! and you will do it again, every time you vote republican you knock the middle class down. Its been going on for thirty years, If you think for one minute they care about you, I got a bridge I like to sell you.
A company should be allowed to hire And fire as it sees fit...... This is still the USA !
Wrong, operating a business is not a right it's a privilege subject to license. Those older workers paid lots of taxes to support the infrastructure that business uses daily. Virtually everything a business has comes from its workers in the long run. Capitalism is amoral, regulation and law add morality to the equation. America's founders detested "laissez faire" capitalism, espousing the teachings of Adam Smith, who specifically recognized business needed to be regulated to prevent monopolies (companies who could set prices). Smith was Keynesian before Keynes was born. One of the complaints in the Declaration of Independence was the Crown's failure to write laws to regulate businesses and they would have tarred and feathered the 5 traitors/fraudsters for that moral and legal abomination: Citizens United.
Oh, so you're for descrimination in all forms. You are truly a great American. By the way, that was sarcasm.Definition of SARCASM (From Websters)1: a sharp and often satirical or ironic utterance designed to cut or give pain 2a: a mode of satirical wit depending for its effect on bitter, caustic, and often ironic language that is usually directed against an individual
I wonder how much the lawyer cost them?
At no time did it say they were unable to physically handle their jobs. The company just wanted to pay younger men less money.
Good for them. Older workers as a rule are more reliable and work hard, so they shouldn't be terminated for no good reason.
Now this would've been more of a story had the company had to pay almost half a million to each man, as it stands at the moment, this is a non-story!
Remember this is TX, and judges collect campaign contributions, legalized bribes. Worst instance was the Texaco/Pennzoil suit where the participants total contribution was $2 million. Need I say the winner out gave the loser by 3 to 1.
I'm older than they are but I think any company should be able to hire or fire anyone for any reason at all.
Why should companies be able to hire or fire anyone for any reason at all? Why? Why should workers have no rights at all? What if a worker is fired for literally no reason at all What if it was you? You would be content to be fired for no reason at all or maybe just because of your age or your hair color for that matter? Really?