Does anyone have any good insight into whether this action might be grounds for a class action lawsuit? It sure seems most of the layoffs were of 55+ individuals. IBM is going though a lawsuit now. Does any have any details?
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Just saw some data from another layoff group and, again, the percentage of employees in the 59+ group who were laid off was significantly higher than that the percentage of that age group in the decisional group or the remaining folks after the layoff.
I wonder if there's a basis for a class action lawsuit based on age discrimination if you look at the overall data.
In one group - ~25% were laid off. Wouldn't be surprised at LT gerrymandering the "basis" groups (or decisional units) to obfuscate any discrimination, the percentage of employees 60+ who were cut was nearly twice the percentage of that age group in the remaining employees. Other age groups' percentages between those cut and those remaining was relatively close.
It would be interesting if all the data from all the layoffs since VL and crew took over were available for analysis.
Only 2 from my cell down under - both 55+
When confronted with it management were super fast to deny it had anything to do with age.
You are saying what we are all thinking... Teradata has "jettisoned" a lot of their "first wave" of experienced Teradata folks who started in the late-80's, 90's. Many of these folks are some of the world's best data analysts....so why don't we use that against them? There have been wave after wave of layoffs. Each time Teradata has to provide a "peer group" analysis of like-jobs, locations and ages. I think they purposely manipulate these lists so that they pass "Age Discrimination" tests for each layoff. I know that some layoff groups are only one office (so only 6-8 people in the group). Other groups have been 20-30+ with a "peer group" of over 100. In my case it was obvious that it was skewed to layoff older workers but the sample size was too small to make a case. I would think that Teradata has to report these groups to SOME federal agency which would make them available to the public . It would be interesting to gather ALL the layoff groups together and do a larger analysis....potentially proving the discrimination. Most of us who were laid off probably signed the agreement so we couldn't "dis" the company or sue....but but that doesn't stop anyone from stating "the truth". Just think how Vic and LT would react to "Layed off Teradata people analyzing the data and stating the truth en mass to social media...and using the free Teradata Express software to process the data... ;-)".
See the new thread.