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Lockheed Martin Settles EEOC Retaliation Claim

Law360 (February 20, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Lockheed Martin Corp. has agreed to a $131,000 settlement with employees that alleged it denied them severance benefits unless they withdrew age discrimination claims against the company’s communications unit.

A U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit filed in January 2005 accused Lockheed Martin Global Telecommunications Inc. of retaliating against former security supervisor Denis Isaac, who had filed an age discrimination claim with the EEOC in October 2000. Lockheed allegedly said it would only give Isaac her severance benefits if she withdrew her claim.

In August 2006,...
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