Ex-Hershey Workers Cite Age Bias Pattern In Class Cert. Bid

Law360, New York (November 2, 2012, 3:57 PM EDT) -- Former employees for The Hershey Co.  urged a California federal judge Thursday to certify as a collective action similarly situated older workers who were allegedly pushed out, saying the company had a longstanding pattern of age-based discrimination.

Lead plaintiffs Gregory P. Barnes, David C. Bolle and Mary D. Wasson — who worked for Hershey as customer sales executives, CSEs, and category development managers, CDMs — requested conditional collective action certification for a group of 20 older workers, saying all were similarly situated.

“The case record even...
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