Judge Reverses Prior Ruling, Orders Full Discovery in Hershey Age Discrimination Case

In October 2013, at the insistence of Hershey, United States District Judge Charles Breyer ordered discovery limited to issues surrounding a release signed by some of the former Hershey high-level executives working as Customer Sales Executives (CSEs) and Category Development Managers (CDMs) in their age discrimination case against Hershey, entitled Barnes vs. Hershey (C 12-1334-CRB). Each [...]

By | June 16th, 2014|Hershey Age Discrimination Lawsuit|Comments Off on Judge Reverses Prior Ruling, Orders Full Discovery in Hershey Age Discrimination Case

Hershey: Corporate Responsibility in Word and Deed

According to its  website the company founded by Milton S. Hershey, who gave the masses access to chocolate and whose philanthropy made education possible for countless young orphans while amassing an incredible fortune, transferred his ownership and a great deal of his wealth to the Hershey Trust to  be held for the Hershey Industrial School. [...]

By | March 12th, 2014|Hershey Age Discrimination Lawsuit, Hershey Overtime Lawsuit|Comments Off on Hershey: Corporate Responsibility in Word and Deed

Hershey Age Discriminations; Questions from CSEs and CDMs

The deadline to join the pending age discrimination case against Hershey is this Friday, May 3, 2013.  In talking with some of the 26 people over 40 who were wrongfully fired by Hershey from their jobs as Customer Sales Executives (CSEs) and Category Development Managers (CDMs) and who have not yet joined the suit, the [...]

By | April 29th, 2013|Hershey Age Discrimination Lawsuit|Comments Off on Hershey Age Discriminations; Questions from CSEs and CDMs

Former Workers Joining Hershey Age Discrimination Suit as May 3, 2013 Deadline Approaches

Since the United States District Court ordered Notice to 26 former Customer Sales Executives (CSEs) and Category Development Managers (CDMs) who were over 40 and were wrongfully terminated by Hershey of their opportunity to Join the case of Barnes vs. The Hershey Company (CV-01334-CRB (NC), a number of the former workers have contacted this office. [...]

By | April 24th, 2013|Hershey Age Discrimination Lawsuit|Comments Off on Former Workers Joining Hershey Age Discrimination Suit as May 3, 2013 Deadline Approaches

Deadline for Hershey CSEs and CDMs to Join Wrongful Termination Case Is May 3, 2013, Only Three Weeks Away; Those Who Signed Severance Agreements May Join

The May 3, 2013 deadline for former Hershey Customer Sales Executives or Category Development Managers who were age 40 or older and were involuntarily terminated on or after January 1, 2009, to join the pending age discrimination case of Barnes vs. The Hershey Company (CV-01334-CRB (NC)) is only three weeks away. The Brandi Law Firm [...]

By | April 11th, 2013|Hershey Age Discrimination Lawsuit|Comments Off on Deadline for Hershey CSEs and CDMs to Join Wrongful Termination Case Is May 3, 2013, Only Three Weeks Away; Those Who Signed Severance Agreements May Join

Notices to Join Case of Hershey CSEs and CDMs Mailed to Former Hershey Employees Includes Those Who Already Signed Severance Release Agreements

Recently, a court-authorized Notice and a Consent to Join form was mailed to former Hershey employees, age 40 or over, who worked as Customer Sales Executives or Category Development Managers who were involuntarily terminated on or after January 1, 2009, in the case of Barnes vs. The Hershey Company (CV-01334-CRB (NC)).  This case was brought [...]

By | March 28th, 2013|Hershey Age Discrimination Lawsuit|Comments Off on Notices to Join Case of Hershey CSEs and CDMs Mailed to Former Hershey Employees Includes Those Who Already Signed Severance Release Agreements

Notice to CSE and CDMs Sent to Former Hershey Workers Who Were Wrongfully Terminated in Age Discrimination Case

On March 19, 2013, pursuant to a federal court order, Notice and a Consent to Join form is being sent to former Hershey employees, age 40 or over, who worked as Customer Sales Executives or Category Development Managers who were involuntarily terminated on or after January 1, 2009, in the case of Barnes vs. The [...]

By | March 19th, 2013|Hershey Age Discrimination Lawsuit|Comments Off on Notice to CSE and CDMs Sent to Former Hershey Workers Who Were Wrongfully Terminated in Age Discrimination Case

Hershey’s History of Age Discrimination Litigation

A sadly common practice by many employers in our country is to fire people 40 and older who are replaced with younger workers who are often receiving less salary, reduced benefits, and different pensions structures. This policy is known as “blocking” because older workers are perceived as blocking the progress of younger lower salaried workers. [...]

By | March 6th, 2013|Hershey Age Discrimination Lawsuit|Comments Off on Hershey’s History of Age Discrimination Litigation

Hershey Sales Workers (CSEs and CDMs) 40 and Older Who Were Terminated Wrongfully May Join Pending Action

On February 21, 2013 United States District Court Judge Charles R. Breyer entered an order conditionally certifying a collective action in Barnes vs. The Hershey Company (CV-01334-CRB (NC)) for a group of former Hershey workers who were 40 and older and terminated involuntarily on or after January 1, 2009.  The Order allows for “All persons [...]

By | February 25th, 2013|Hershey Age Discrimination Lawsuit|Comments Off on Hershey Sales Workers (CSEs and CDMs) 40 and Older Who Were Terminated Wrongfully May Join Pending Action