Circuit City to Pay $15M in Discrimination Lawsuit

December 16, 2008

Circuit City has agreed to pay $15 million to settle a Los Angeles lawsuit that claimed more than 200 workers were laid off because of age discrimination.

A Los Angeles judge approved an agreement that allows the workers to become creditors of the electronics chain, which filed for bankruptcy protection last month.

The workers’ attorney, Gloria Allred, says she intends to go after every dollar possible.

A call to Virginia-based Circuit City seeking comment was not immediately returned.

The store chain laid off 3,400 employees last year who were making more than market-rate pay. Those who lost their jobs generally had more seniority and thus tended to be older.

The company has said the layoffs were based on salaries and had nothing to do with age.

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