Court Allows Former PGW Employees to Request Documents on PGW's Reduction-In-Force
February 24, 2012

by Katie O'Mara,

The former Pittsburgh Glass Works' employees, who are alleging age discrimination against the company, have been granted permission by the court to file a motion to compel discovery related to documents regarding reduction-in-force at PGW during October of 2011.

In the joint status report filed last week PGW objected to this request claiming it is “irrelevant to the claims in this matter.”

The parties were also told to call the court if any issues arise during the deposition of James Wiggins, PGW’s CEO. The deposition was also a point of contention in mediation discussions, as the former employees wanted to question Wiggins about his ownership in other companies, his financial situation and personal net worth. PGW has objected to providing information on those topics.

The suit was originally filed in October 2010 and the plaintiffs in the suit include seven former employees who allege they were let go during a March 2009 reduction-in-force due to their age. Mediation was held on February 2, but ended with the release of the joint status report claiming that the former employees and PGW could not come to agreement.

The former employees will have until March 6 to file the motion to compel discovery and, if filed, PGW will have until March 13 to file a response.

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