American Airlines Workers Claim Age, Sex Bias

Law360, New York (February 28, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A group of American Airlines Inc. employees, all over 40 years old and mostly female, has filed a proposed class action against the company, claiming the airline’s management discriminated against them in its decision to close a reservations office in Cincinnati.

Thirty American Airlines employees affected by the Cincinnati office closure filed a complaint Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, claiming employment and severance options offered by their employer were discriminatory.

They are seeking to represent 275 reservation agents between...
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