Case: VW

VW Can’t Sink Class Claims In Age Bias Battle

July 1st, 2019

By McCord Pagan Law360 (July 1, 2019, 8:17 PM EDT) — A Tennessee federal judge has refused to put the brakes on class and collective claims from employees who accuse Volkswagen AG of pushing out older workers at its Chattanooga plant, saying the allegations are plausible enough to stay in court. U.S. District Judge Travis […]

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VW Workers Get Narrowed Collective OK’d In Age Bias Suit

June 11th, 2019

By Braden Campbell Law360 (June 11, 2019, 5:47 PM EDT) — A Tennessee federal judge gave a green light Tuesday to a collective action accusing Volkswagen AG of discriminating against older employees, but rejected the workers’ bid for a nationwide collective and instead limited the suit’s scope to VW’s Chattanooga facility. U.S. District Judge Travis […]

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VW AG Can’t Shake Suit Alleging Global Age Bias Policy

May 3rd, 2019

By Danielle Nichole Smith Law360 (May 3, 2019, 8:14 PM EDT) — Volkswagen AG can’t escape a worker’s suit alleging it instituted a policy to rid the company of older employees as part of a rebranding strategy after a Tennessee federal judge rejected the German automaker’s challenge to his ability to hear the case. U.S. […]

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Arbitrator Lets VW Age Bias Accuser Seek Court Injunction

February 26th, 2019

By Braden Campbell Law360 (February 26, 2019, 5:37 PM EST) — A Volkswagen worker whose Tennessee federal age bias suit against the company was sent to arbitration in January can still ask the court to freeze the policy he challenged, an arbitrator said Monday. Although Jonathan Manlove must arbitrate his claims that Volkswagen violated the […]

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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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