Computer Systems to Pay $32,500 to Settle Age Discrimination Suit
Computer Systems LLC, of Shawano, Wisconsin, has agreed to pay $32,500 to settle a suit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) which alleged age discrimination in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).
Computer Systems allegedly fired Sharon Passon, a billing specialist at the company for 38 years, and replaced her with a younger, less qualified person. In addition to paying Passon $32,500 in damages, Computer Systems agreed to train its managers and supervisors on employees’ rights under the ADEA.
The regional attorney for the EEOC's Chicago District Office, John C. Hendrickson, said:
Sometimes we need to reinforce, through litigation, the message that older individuals are productive workers and should be rewarded for their loyalty and hard work. We appreciate Computer Systems' willingness to provide relief for Ms. Passon and to ensure that discrimination does not recur.
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