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HP accussed of “purging” older workers

In what has been increasingly common, another Silicon Valley tech industry giant has been charged with age discrimination and a company wide “purge” of older workers.   The San Jose Mercury News reported that four former employees filed a complaint August 18th in the U.S. District Court in San Jose, alleging the Palo Alto-based company’s goal for layoffs was “to make the company younger.”

 HP has had massive layoffs in recent years and tens of thousands of workers have lost their jobs, but the company denies any wrongdoing “”The decision to implement a workforce reduction is always difficult, but we are confident that our decisions were based on legitimate factors unrelated to age.” the company said in a statement.   The lawsuit claims HP’s hiring guidelines mandated that 75 percent of all external hires should be young graduates or “early career” applicants.

Full article: HP hit with age-discrimination suit claiming older workers purged

Updated: January 21, 2017 — 10:52 pm

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