Ex-AT&T Worker Can't Proceed Collectively In Age Bias Suit

Law360 (September 13, 2019, 7:52 PM EDT) -- A laid-off AT&T employee can't include other colleagues in her lawsuit claiming the telecommunications giant discriminated against older workers by having them sign an invalid release of claims, a Pennsylvania federal judge has ruled, saying she missed her chance to pursue a collective action.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy Rice ruled Thursday that former sales director Alison Ray forfeited her ability to proceed with a collective action against AT&T Mobility Services LLC when she chose not to do so in her original complaint. Just because the judge invalidated a release of claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act on Jan. 11...

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