Four ex-employees of Hewlett Packard are suing for age discrimination, claiming they were purged unfairly as part of a major restructuring involving tens of thousands of layoffs.
The proposed class-action suit, filed in U.S. District Court in San Jose, Calif., on Aug. 18, claims the technology giant “made it a priority to transform itself from an ‘old’ company into a ‘younger’ operation.”
“HP has hired a disproportionately large number of new employees under the age of 40 to replace employees aged 40 and older who were terminated,” the suit alleges.
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AUGUST 24, 2016 | USA TODAY | JON SWARTZ