Case: VW

VW Worker Urges Court To Block Alleged Age Discrimination

December 6th, 2018

By Danielle Nichole Smith Law360 (December 6, 2018, 5:33 PM EST) — A Volkswagen employee alleging that the company implemented a policy to shed older workers as part of a rebranding strategy urged a Tennessee federal judge Thursday to order the automaker not to carry out the plan or keep him from advancing in his […]

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Worker accusing VW of age bias asks court to block early retirement program

December 6th, 2018

Daniel Wiessner A Volkswagen AG employee in Tennessee who claims the automaker is pushing out older workers as part of a rebranding effort asked a federal judge on Thursday to order the company to temporarily cease an early retirement program. Jonathan Manlove’s lawyers at Sanford Heisler Sharp filed a motion for a preliminary injunction in […]

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Sanford Heisler Sharp Files Motion for Preliminary Injunction Against Volkswagen to Stop Continued Discriminatory Treatment

December 6th, 2018

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Dec. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP filed a motion today asking the court to issue a preliminary injunction blocking Volkswagen from further implementation of a company-wide policy of age discrimination against employees 50 years and older, dubbed the “Pact for the Future.” The request follows from a complaint filed […]

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VW Says Worker Must Arbitrate ‘Rebranding’ Age Bias Claims

October 31st, 2018

By John Petrick Law360 (October 31, 2018, 10:06 PM EDT) — A Volkswagen AG manager who filed a putative class action in Tennessee federal court alleging he and others like him were unfairly demoted as part of a rebranding strategy is bound by an arbitration agreement he signed when hired, the automaker said Tuesday. While […]

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Volkswagen Accused Of Age Discrimination In New Lawsuit

July 1st, 2018

BY BRAD ANDERSON A Tennessee employee has sued Volkswagen claiming that the German automaker discriminates against employees 53 years and older. The lawsuit claims that, in the wake of the dieselgate emissions scandal, Volkswagen is trying to rebrand itself as a younger company. As a result, it is reportedly trying to “purge older workers from […]

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VW worker files age discrimination case in Tennessee

June 29th, 2018

By Associated Press CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A 53-year-old employee at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga auto plant has filed a class-action lawsuit in which he contends the company is using a rebranding effort to discriminate against workers once they turn 50. The law firm that filed the lawsuit Friday in U.S. District Court said the named plaintiff is […]

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VW Accused Of ‘Purging’ Older Workers In Rebranding Effort

June 29th, 2018

By Danielle Nichole Smith Law360 (June 29, 2018, 10:22 PM EDT) — Volkswagen AG instituted a policy to remove older employees from the company as part of a rebranding strategy in the aftermath of the German automaker’s 2015 diesel emissions scandal, a 53-year-old worker alleged in a collective action filed in Tennessee federal court Friday. […]

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Volkswagen Accused of ‘Company-Wide’ Age Discrimination in Suit

June 29th, 2018

By Christie Smythe A Tennessee employee of Volkswagen AG sued the automaker and alleged that it has been systematically discriminating against older workers in wake of a massive emissions scandal that tarnished the company’s reputation. Jonathan Manlove, a former assistant manager in logistics for the automaker at its Tennessee plant, said he was demoted as […]

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Sanford Heisler Sharp Files Collective Action to Prevent VW From Swapping Older Workers for Younger Workers in U.S.

June 29th, 2018

German Automakers’ “Pact for the Future” Labor Campaign Eliminates 7,000 Jobs in the Americas Primarily Held by Workers Born Between 1995 and 1960 June 29, 2018, Chattanooga, TN – Attorneys from Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP today filed a class action Complaint against Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft (Volkswagen AG) and two of its wholly owned United States subsidiaries […]

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