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Barnes v. The Hershey Company

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Do Discharges Resulting From a Career Planning Program Amount to Group Termination Under the OWBPA?

Ogletree Deakins • July 28, 2015
In Barnes v. The Hershey Company, No. 3:12-cv-01334, Judge Charles R. Breyer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted summary judgment to an employer on the age claims brought by several former employees who had signed waivers of their age discrimination claims when they were discharged. The issue before the court was whether the waivers complied with the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act of 1990 (OWBPA).