Best Buy Settles Age Discrimination Suits
The retail giant Best Buy settled an age discrimination suit with 44 former employees earlier this month, ComputerWorld reported.
The suit was filed in 2004 by IT employees after Best Buy laid off more than 700 IT workers, and then made an outsourcing deal with Accenture. The lawsuit alleged that the layoffs had disproportionally affected older workers. The suit was settled “quietly,” the magazine reported, and financial terms were not disclosed.
Meanwhile, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that Richfield, Minn.-based company simultaneously settled a second suit, also for age discrimination, which was filed by a separate group of 16 employees a year earlier, in 2003.