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IBM slapped with another age discrimination suit

Another lawsuit, this one involving a group of employees, has been filed against International Business Machines, a technology company at one time known as "Big Blue" on the stock market. There have been allegations swirling around the Company since some internet news outlets determined that, at least since 2010, IBM had let about 20,000 employees over the age of 40 go. These cuts represented about half of the company's workforce reduction. The plan, say the accusers, was to open some empty desks at the company for younger workers.

Lesser known California anti-discrimination laws

In light of recent news reports, a lot of people in the Fresno area probably recognize that their employers cannot discriminate against them based on race, gender, and membership in other protected classes. Employers must also take reasonable steps to keep their workplaces free of sexual harassment, and they must give appropriate protections to pregnant employees.

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