Sherwin-Williams Hit With Age-Discrimination Suit

Law360, New York (November 29, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Sherwin-Williams Company has been hit with a proposed class action lawsuit alleging that the paint giant discriminated against workers over the age of 40 by handing out unnecessarily harsh performance evaluations to older workers and pressuring them to retire.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Philadelphia, claims that Sherwin-Williams’ treatment of older workers violates the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act and the Delaware Discrimination in Employment Act.

The proposed class in the case could be several thousand strong, according...
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