EEOC Slaps Mattress Retail Chain With Age Bias Suit

Law360, New York (September 24, 2013, 4:48 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced an age discrimination lawsuit against a mattress retail chain on Tuesday, accusing the company of forcing out a class of older workers after it acquired a Las Vegas area mattress chain.

In a complaint filed on Monday in Nevada federal court, the agency accused retail giant Mattress Firm Inc. of violating the Age Discrimination in Employment Act by subjecting store managers and salespersons more than 40 years of age to a campaign aimed at edging them out after the...
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