3M To Pay $3M To End EEOC Age Bias Suit

Law360, New York (August 22, 2011, 6:28 PM EDT) -- 3M Co. agreed Monday to pay $3 million to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to end a putative class action claiming it unlawfully laid off hundreds of workers older than age 45 during a series of workforce reductions years ago.

Approximately 290 former employees will split the payout, according to a consent decree filed in Minnesota federal court. The deal, which still needs a judge's approval, requires 3M to implement a review process for firing decisions and a training program designed to prevent age bias....
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