Mich. Manufacturer Settles Age Discrimination Claim

June 21 2013 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - An automotive sealing systems manufacturer based in Auburn Hills, Michigan, will pay $210,000 to three of its former engineers to settle an age discrimination lawsuit.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleges Hutchinson Sealing Systems violated the law by selecting three engineers for termination during staff cuts based on their ages. At the time of their firing, the engineers were ages 48, 51 and 62.  

In addition to the monetary payment, the consent decree settling the suit requires Hutchinson Sealing Systems to receive substantive training which will cover the provisions of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and employment practices deemed unlawful under the federal law, including the use of age as a basis to select employees for layoff or termination.