Lockheed Settles Former Workers' Age Bias Claims

Law360, New York (April 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Lockheed Martin Corp. has resolved a lawsuit brought on behalf of eight workers who claim the corporation's now-defunct telecommunications unit fired them for being too old.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which lodged the age discrimination action, said Monday that Lockheed agreed to shell out $773,000 in back pay to the workers, including one who was 47 and six who were older than 60 when they were fired during a 2000 reduction in force.

The Bethesda, Md.-based aerospace manufacturer and advanced technology firm was hit...
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