Suit Takes Aim At Silicon Valley’s Youth Culture

Law360, New York (January 5, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- An age discrimination lawsuit filed against a Silicon Valley company is the latest to take on the high-tech industry's alleged bias against older, more experienced employees.

A manufacturing engineer, who filed the suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Wednesday, claimed that he was fired by Santa Rosa-based Agilent Technologies Inc. right before his 55th birthday when his employee retirement benefits were set to kick in.

The engineer, David C. Soldate, alleged that the company chose to lay him off...
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