Circuit City Layoffs Prompt Age Discrimination Suit

Law360, New York (April 5, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Electronics retailer Circuit City Stores Inc.’s plan to reduce costs by laying off 3,400 high-waged workers has prompted a proposed class action lawsuit claiming age discrimination.

In the suit filed Wednesday in California, former Circuit City employees Daniel Weidler, Michael Yezback and Eloise Garcia claimed that the layoffs violated the California Fair Employment and Housing Act and public policy, which prohibit wrongful discharge on the basis of age.

Circuit City laid off workers on March 28 who were paid well above the market-based salary range for...
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