3 state agencies face EEOC suits on age bias

  • Article by: DAN BROWNING , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 26, 2011 - 9:01 PM

The EEOC says three more departments discriminated against retirees in denying benefits.

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pdt233Sep. 26, 11 9:42 PM

No the state of MN does not discriminate. I applied for a job with the MN DOT a few years back. I have a ton of experience some of it related directly to the skills that the job needed. I have a college degree. But I was over 50. They decided to offer the job to a male recent high school grad with no job history and no job related skills. But then some one from personnel vetoed the job offer. They were required to give it to the only woman on the list. Not even a GED. So does that cancel the discrimination?

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falcon1673Sep. 26, 1111:53 PM

pdt233 - No the state of MN does not discriminate. I applied for a job with the MN DOT a few years back. I have a ton of experience some of it related directly to the skills that the job needed. I have a college degree. But I was over 50. They decided to offer the job to a male recent high school grad with no job history and no job related skills. But then some one from personnel vetoed the job offer. They were required to give it to the only woman on the list. Not even a GED. So does that cancel the discrimination? ------------ Almost bought it until you posted the girl without the GED part. All Minnesota state jobs require a high school diploma or equivalence. Nice try.

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drfranktSep. 27, 11 6:21 AM

"The state has a lot of unions with different bargaining agreements to sort through, Kamp noted."...I think I've found the root of the problem. Maybe time to get rid of the state sponsored unions and the taxpayer funded bargaining agreements.

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thecolonel63Sep. 27, 11 6:48 AM

"The state has a lot of unions with different bargaining units to sort through". Took awhile to get to the core of an issue that will cost us taxpayers (again).

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centrist59Sep. 27, 11 7:09 AM

"The state has a lot of unions with different bargaining agreements to sort through, Kamp noted."...I think I've found the root of the problem. Maybe time to get rid of the state sponsored unions and the taxpayer funded bargaining agreements. At what point will people figure out that you are dupes in a massive right wing corporate scheme of divide and conquer? No I did not say conspiracy-so settle down-Do you really believe that you not receiving the same benefits as others in the public or private sector is the cause of off-shoring-labor-cuts-benefit reductions? Do you really believe that a fair tax code will further destroy the economy? Do you really believe that the recent republican sponsored legislation is providing jobs? Minnesota spent far too much time on social issues and voter suppression during the 2011 session. I haven't seen a lot of job creation from the GOP controlled Houses across the States or in the federal Congress, have you? All my best neighbor, when you are in need I will share what I have with you-regardless of your political or religious affiliation. We are all in it together, including the king makers and corporate titans. THINK

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mpdad1638Sep. 27, 11 7:14 AM

The Unions are protecting the worker's rights. God bless them for being their or we would all make a minimum wage, have no workers rights and no ability to fight back.

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alaskanredSep. 27, 11 7:44 AM

Age discrimination is the top of the iceberg from what I understand... People are the same regardless of where they are. Public/Private is all the same when it comes to this. It never changes just hidden better.

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newmieSep. 27, 11 8:12 AM

Where is my government pension? What? None for me? Oh yeah, I don't work in the public sector. That's why I get screwed.

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alaskanredSep. 27, 11 8:27 AM

pdt233 - No the state of MN does not discriminate. I applied for a job with the MN DOT a few years back. I have a ton of experience some of it related directly to the skills that the job needed. I have a college degree. But I was over 50. They decided to offer the job to a male recent high school grad with no job history and no job related skills. But then some one from personnel vetoed the job offer. They were required to give it to the only woman on the list. Not even a GED. So does that cancel the discrimination? ------------ Almost bought it until you posted the girl without the GED part. All Minnesota state jobs require a high school diploma or equivalence. Nice try. falcon1673 Sep. 26, 11 11:53 PM******** Or the simple sign of bull is how he would know the qualifications of these people... How do you figure that out at any job especially if they didn't hire you?

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crazycooterSep. 27, 11 8:29 AM

falcon1673 that is why I work with individuals that do not have geds , that is not true they do hire people like that , mn/dot is one of the top ten most disorganized employers in the nation

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