Finance Co. Favors 'Young And Dumb' Employees, Suit Says

Law360, New York (June 21, 2012, 5:31 PM EDT) -- A former Southern Management Corp. branch manager alleged in a complaint filed Tuesday that the South Carolina consumer finance company fired him because of his age, and that his boss had even said he'd rather hire his employees "young and dumb."

William B. Movius, a former branch manager at Southern Management's Southern Finance locations in Barnwell and Aiken, S.C., was often subjected to age-related remarks by his supervisor, Jeff Ferrell, and Southern Finance lower state director Mark Grooms, according to the complaint filed in South Carolina...
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