Arch Chemicals Faces Age-Bias Suit Over Post-Merger Layoffs

Law360, New York (October 17, 2012, 3:19 PM EDT) -- Arch Chemicals Inc. was hit Monday with a class action in Georgia federal court by a septuagenarian who alleges the company violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act by using its recent acquisition by Lonza Group Ltd. as pretext to fire older workers and replace them with younger employees.

Seventy-year-old Paul A. Kurke alleges that Arch abruptly fired him following its buyout by Swiss chemicals and biotechnology conglomerate Lonza last October, alleging that his termination was part of the company's larger plan to unload its older...
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Case Information

Case Title

Kurke v. Arch Chemicals, Inc. et al

Case Number



Georgia Northern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Jobs


Julie E. Carnes

Date Filed

October 15, 2012


Government Agencies

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