Former PGW Employees File Motion to Compel Reduction-in-Force Documents
March 9, 2012

by Katie O'Mara,

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

At the end of February the court ruled that the former employees were allowed to request this documentation, which PGW has been fighting against.

In the motion to compel the former employees dictate the documentation that they would like to receive. This includes documents showing the methodology of the reduction-in-force, the circumstances that led to the reduction-in-force, the criteria for termination, identities of those terminated, efforts to place those affected in vacated positions at PGW and lawsuits, EEOC or state employment agency charges.

According to court documents, PGW has previously objected to each of the discovery requests, “as overly broad and unduly burdensome, and unlikely to lead to the discovery of admissible evidence.”

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.

PGW will now have until March 13 to file a response.

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