Livermore Lab Workers Launch Age Bias Suit

Law360, New York (May 21, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A group of 130 former employees of Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC — a private company co-owned by Bechtel and the University of California that operates the Lawrence Livermore National Lab — have filed a lawsuit claiming they were discriminated against on the basis of their age.

The complaint, filed Thursday in Alameda County Superior Court, claims that LLNS targeted older workers in a rash of layoffs in May 2008, when the company handed pink slips to approximately 440 employees.

The vast majority of the laid-off...
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