Minn. Corrections' Retirement Incentives Ruled Illegal

Law360, New York (April 13, 2010, 3:44 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has ruled that the early retirement incentive plan that reduced benefits of employees over the age of 55 at the Minnesota Department of Corrections was discriminatory and violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

Ruling on summary judgment motions Thursday, Judge Paul Magnuson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota determined that the collectively bargained early retirement plan was unlawful because an intent to discriminate could be presumed.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued in September 2008 on behalf...
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