Maine Pay Law Biased Against Older Workers: Suit

Law360, New York (August 2, 2010, 12:49 PM EDT) -- Four Maine government employees have hit the state with a putative class action, alleging that a 2009 law that banned longevity pay, a pay perk for longtime workers, constitutes age discrimination.

Plaintiffs Bruce Hodson, Maurice Fournier, Scott Woodruf and Penny Whitney-Asdourian filed a complaint Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, accusing the state of violations under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Fourteenth Amendment's Equal Protection Clause and the Equal Protection Clause of the Maine Constitution.

According to the plaintiffs,...
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