With facts as bad as this, what choice did Ballantine Communication, Inc.have?
It tried to explain away an allegedly bogus and discriminatory reduction in force as an “erroneous conjecture as to future events.”
But the magistrate wasn’t having it, and rejected the Durango, CO-based corporation’s motion to dismiss an age discrimination lawsuit filed by Kimberly K. Hawks, 56, a two-year veteran newsroom assistant who had received positive evaluations and merit raises while working for Ballantine’s newspaper, The Cortez Journal.
Hawks was terminated in a “reduction-in-force” while she was at home recovering from major surgery and then pressured to sign a release of claims in exchange for two weeks of severance pay and a month of COBRA medical insurance coverage. Continue reading “Ballantine’s Erronous Conjecture as to Future Events”