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Wednesday, June 18, 2003

No Need To Worry About Age Claims of the 40 Year Olds?

Hard to sell that to the folks at Nestle, who I am sure are less than happy with the affirmation of a $5.1 million verdict to a former employee hired at age 41, but who was later not promoted when he was 45 and 47. And according to the story in the S.F. Chronicle, adding insult to injury the court affirmed an injunction under California's unfair competition law which requires Nestle's to inform its 20,000 U.S. employees of the ruling and to repudiate a 1994 statement by its chief executive that favored young people as managers.

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