Are Older UPSers Being Held To A Different Set Of Rules?
Naber has learned of a soon-to-be-filed age discrimination case. A driver who was only 3 years away from retirement was fired for a no damage "roll-away" accident. Roll-aways are a "cardinal" offense, which means termination is possible without warnings or write-ups. But "cardinal" offense terminations have to be administrated equally to all employees.
But this not the case, younger drivers at this facility have had "roll-aways" without termination. This driver was smart, in that, he made sure these other accidents are documented.
"Several of the drivers that had
roll aways, were in their twenties.They have been
reinstated after a roll away accident even though their
accident caused a lot more damage.One of the drivers
had a roll away twice and he was reinstated after both
roll aways. Approximately two weeks ago another
driver had a roll away,he was out of his truck walking
away from it and the truck rolled down a hill into the
yard, UPS DID NOT TREAT THIS AS A ROLL AWAY ACCIDENT
HE WAS IN HIS TWENTIES."
Disipline has to be administrated
equally. Members of "protected groups"
cannot be given greater punishment
Another case of possible age discrim-
ination case of Dan O'Shea. Dan was
terminated for use of a tape recorder.
Use of a tape recorder is not only not
a "cardinal offense", but not against
any written company policy.
An attorney in the Philadelphia area
is representing a former management
person, who was fired after 27 years.
The attorney "suspect(s) that the company was trying to get rid of him because of his age and tenure with the company."
From Las Vegas another UPSer writes, "I was wondering if you have any knowledge or know of any UPS employees who claim they were recently terminated or discriminated against by UPS management due to their age.".
NY law firm Wolf-Popper LLP is looking to the possibility of a class action age discrimination suit. If you feel that UPS is discriminated against you because of age.
Contact them at::
New York Office
845 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Telephone: (212) 759-4600
Toll Free: (877) 370-7703
Facsimile: (212) 486-2093
Toll Free Fax: (877) 370-7704
Attorney Emily Demuro -212-451-9600
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