Class Action Accuses 3M Of Age Discrimination

Law360, New York (May 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A purported class of workers at 3M Co. has accused the materials and technology giant of violating federal law by discriminating against older employees in performance appraisals, training, promotions and pay.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, also accuses the company of trying to shield itself from liability by causing departing employees to sign releases that misrepresent their rights.

The complaint alleges that age discrimination at 3M stems largely from the company's selection of employees for intensive...
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