The suit, filed Monday in Boston federal court, claims Polaroid made the illegal benefits cutoff after the July 2002 sale of the company to One Equity Partners, a unit of Chicago-based Bank One Corp., according to the Associated Press.
The company sent a letter telling about 180 employees receiving long-term disability and 70 surviving spouses, that they would no longer be considered employees. The plaintiffs include a man with incurable skin cancer and a woman with Alzheimer’s. They have asked the court to restore their benefits, reimburse insurance premiums, and pay damages.
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