Seagate Closes Out Age Discrimination Action

Law360, New York (January 27, 2012, 2:41 PM EST) -- A Minnesota federal judge signed off Thursday on a settlement agreement that brings to a close collective action allegations that Seagate Technology LLC discriminated against its elderly employees by firing them while keeping younger workers on payroll.

U.S. District Judge Michael J. Davis rubber-stamped a stipulation of dismissal filed Tuesday by Seagate and more than 50 former employees who say they were laid off in droves while the hard drive maker's younger employers kept their jobs.

Details from the settlement were not made available. Representatives for...
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