ADT Sued For Alleged Age Discrimination

By Isabella Cheng, Published Dec 02, 2021, 11:23am EST (Info+)

An ex-employee is suing ADT for age discrimination, alleging ADT started a "campaign" in 2016 to get rid of older employees and ultimately fired him for voicing his concerns to management. ADT responded, denying "each and every allegation and cause of action."

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In this report, IPVM examines the complaint, ADT's defense, and applicable state laws prohibiting discrimination.

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** ******* **, ****, ** **-*** employee***** * **-**** ***************** ** *** ***** ******* ** his ***, ********* ** *** *********:

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******* *****, *** *********, *** ** years *** **** ** *** ***** from *** ******** ** ** ***** installer *** *** ** ******** ********** in ******** ****. *****, *** *** worked ** *** *** ** ***** before *** ***********, ******* *** *** been ** "* ********" ** **** older ********* *** ** *** ******* since ****. *** **** ****** ** was ******** ********** ******* ** **** age *** * ******* ******* *********.

*** ******** ********* *** ***** ** California ***** *****. *******,*** ******* *** ********* ** ******* court** ******** **, ****.

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******** * *-**** ******** ** *** complaint, ******* "**** *** ***** ********** and ***** ** ******." *** **** listed ** ******** *********** ******** ** to *** *** ********* ****** *** stand.

***'* *** ******** ******* ******** ****** that *** ********* *** ***** ***** on "**********, ***-**************, *** ***-*********** *******." Further, *** **** ****** **** "**** if ***** *** ************** (***** ********* denies), ********* ** *** ******** ** recover ** *** ******* ******* ********* would **** **** *** **** ******** absent *** ******* **************."

******** *** *** ********* *** ******** any ******** *** *** *** ********* was ***** *** "**********" *******, **** will ****** **** ***** ** *** case **** *** ****** *** ********** moves **** *********.

*** *** *** ******* ** ****'* request *** ******* ** *** *********** in **** *******.

Alleges ***** ********* "******** **** **** ********* ***********"

***** ********* **** ********** ***** "*** most ********* *** ***** ******** ***********" that **** ************, *** ********* *******. For *******, *** ********* *** *** fellow ***** ******* **** "****** ** work ** ** ** ***** * day *** ****** ** **** ***** (8) ***** ** *** (*) *** or **** ***********."

*** ********* ****** **** ******* ********* were ***** "****** *** ******" **** while *** ***** **** **** ***** "the ********* *** ***-**** ****," ***** the ********* ******* **** "***** **********" to ********:

********** **** *******/*** ***** ** *** easier/closer **** ******* ********* ***** ** sent ** *****, *********** **** ***** (mansions) ** ****** *****, ******, *** the ******* ********* ***was ******** ** ******** * *** ** *.* ***** (*** ******** * **** ** *** *** ** *** **** *********) which often *** ********** with Los Angeles traffic, the size of the job or home, and then taking time to address customer questions and concerns about the system. ADT also was pushing its installers like Plaintiff to oversell products which Plaintiff and others objected to, especially since ADT employs salespersons. [emphasis added]

Alleges ***** ********* ****** ********, **** ** ****** *******

***** ********* **** **** ****** ******** and **** ** ********** ******** *******, the ********* ******* *******. *****, *** complaint ******* *** ** * **** of ******** *** ***** ********* *** provided ***** ******* ** ******* *********:

** ****, ***** [*********] *** ***** older ******* **** ****** ********* ******** for *** ******** ** ******** ******* while *** ******* ********* *** *** hiring **** ******** *** ******* *** overall ********.

*** ********* **** ******* **** ***** older ********* **** **** ** *****, complicated *********, **** **** "********** *** not *********** * **% ******* ****** for *** **** **** ******** ** a *****" *** **** ********** ***** alter ******* ***********:

***** [*********] *** ***** ********* ******** employees **** ******* ** ******* *** performance **** **** ****** ******* ** management ** ****** *** ******* ******, the ******* ******* **********, ******** ***** metrics, **** ***** ***, **** *********** or ***** ******** ** ***** *** older ******* **** ****** ** ****.

*** ********* **** ******** ** ****** he *** **** *******-** ***, ******* them ***** ********** "****** ******* [***] control":

*******, ****** ******* ***** ** *** job ******, ** ******* ***** **** the ******* ***** **** **** *** caused ** *****.

Derogatory ***-******* ********

******** ******** ** *** **** ********** comments ***** ***** *******, *** ********* alleges. *** *******, **** ** *** comments **** *******:

  • * ********** **** *** ********* "* co-worker *** *** ***, *** *** did *** **** ******* **** '***** people.'"
  • "***** ***** ****, ** ***'* ***** them."
  • "*** ***'* ***** ** *** *** new ******."
  • "***** ******* **** *** ****** ** newer ********* ** **** **** ** the ***** ***."

Alleges ******* ********* **************

*** ********** **** ******** *** ********* for ****** ********* ******* ***** *** major *******, *** ********* *******:

****** ***** **** ******* *****, ** was ******** ** ***** **** ** could *** **** ***** ******* ** did *** **** *** ******** **** or **** **** ** *******. ** was **** **** ** ***** ** fired ** ** *** *** **** back ** **** ***** ** *** used ** *** *** **** ** vacation **** ***** ** *********** *** taking ***** *** ******* ** *** opposition ** *** ********** ********* ** ridding ****** ** *****, ****** **** workers.

*** ********* **** ******* **** *** managers ****** ************ ******* *********** **** other ********* ** *** ****** **** most ********* **** *** *** ********* had ** **** *****.

Ex-employee ********* *** ***** *******

*** ********* *** * ********* "**** Steward," ** * ***** ***, ****** his ********** **** ***. **** *** plaintiff ******** **** *** ******* *****, "ADT ******* ******** *** ********** *** grievances ***** ******* ** *********. ********** refused ** *********** ** ******* ** grievances," *** ********* *******. ***** ** reported ** ***** ** ********** ** discrimination ** *** ********** ** ****, he *** ******* ** **********, ********* to *** *********.

*** ********* ***** ** *** ********** and ********** ** ********** ** **** "he ***** ** ***** **** **** he *** ******** ********** ** *** attention ** *** **********." *** ********* has *** ******** *** ****** ** these ******* **** *** *********.

Alleges *********** **** **********

*******, *** ********** ******* *** ********* for ******** *** ******* *** ************** he ***********, *** ********* *******.

** *****, * ******* ********* *** plaintiff's ********, *** ********* *******:

**** ********* ********** **** *** *****, younger *** ********* ***** ********* ** ADT **** ***** ******* *** *** different (*** *****) ******* *** ***** to **** ******* **** ***'* ***** workers, *** ******* **** ***** ******* at ********* *** **** *** ** "get *** ** ****" ** *** occasions **** ********* ********* ** ***** up ********** ** ***** ** *** office.

*** ********** **** ********* ***** *** plaintiff, "*** *** *** ******** ** petty ******?" **** ** ***** ** report ************** **********. ****, *** ********* alleges **** "*** ********* *********'* ******** with ********* *********** ** **** *** Plaintiff ******** ** ** ** ****** to ***** ********* *** ** *** job ** *********** *** *** **********."

*******, *** ********* ******* **** "********* to *** *** ** *** *** coming **** *****" *** **** ********** blamed *** ** *** ***** ** "all *** ******** ******":

*** ******* **** ********* ** **** that ** *** ******* ** ********* Plaintiff ****, "** **** *** **** for ****" *** **** *** **** of *** ***** *** ** ** cut ***, ********* ** *********. ********* was **** **** ** ********** **** he *** *** ***** ** *** the ******** "******."

Terminated *** ******* ** **** ******* *********

**********, *** ********* *** ***** *** failing ** **** ********* ******** ****** they **** ****** ****, *** ********* alleges:

** ** ***** ******** *, ****, Plaintiff, *** **, *** ********** *** allegedly ******* ** **** ********* ** had ******** ** ** ********* ** E-Waste.

Causes ** ******: ******** ************** *** ***********

*** ********* *** ******* ***** * causes ** ******, *** *** **** causes ******* ******** ************** *** ***********.

*** ******** *** ********** **** ********** and ******* *** (****), *** ********* alleges, ** ********** ************** ******* *** plaintiff ******* ** *** *** *** harassing *** ******* ** *** **** to **** ***** *** * ******* condition:

***** ****, ********** ********** **** §§ 12940, ** ***., ** ** ** unlawful ********** ******** *** ** ********, because ** * ******'* ***, ** discharge *** ****** **** ********** ** to ************ ** ********* ******* *** person ** ************ ** ** *****, conditions, ** ********** ** **********.

***** ****, (********** ****** ****** ***) California ********** **** §§ *****.*(*), *** is ********** **** *********** ** ********** of ** ******** *** ****** ******* leave ** ******* **** **** * medical *********.

*******, *** ********** ******* *** ********* because ** ***** ** ** ****** age **************. *******, *********** ** ********** under ****:

** *** ***** ****** ********* ********** Government **** §§ *****, ** ***. was ** **** ***** *** ****** and ******* **** **********. **** ******** require **** ********** ******* **** ***********, expelling, ** ********* ************** ******* *** person ******* *** ****** ******* *** discrimination.

California **** ********** *** ******* *** (****)

*** *** ****** **** ******* ******** violations ** ***** *** *********** ********** discrimination, ***** ************* **** ********** *** ******* *** (FEHA).

**** ** ***** *** ******* ** federal *** ***** *** *********** ********** discrimination ***** **:

****, ********* *****, *****, ******** ******, ancestry, ******** **********, ****** **********, ******* condition, ******* ***********, ******* ******, ***, gender, ****** ********, ****** **********, ***, sexual ***********, ** ******* ** ******** status ** *** ******...

********* ** *** ********** ********** ** Fair ********** *** *******,****** **** *** *** ** ** falls ***** * ********* *****.

**** ******* ******** ****** *** *** spoken *** ** ****** ********** **************:

** ** ** ******** ********** ********... for *** ********, ***** ************, ********** agency, ** ****** ** *********, *****, or ********* ************ ******* *** ****** because *** ****** *** ******* *** practices ********* ***** **** **** ** because *** ****** *** ***** * complaint, *********, ** ******** ** *** proceeding ***** **** ****.

Received *****-**-*** ******

** **** * ******* ** ***** instead ** ****** *** ***** ********** of **** ********** *** ******* (****) to ***********, ******* ***** **** * *****-**-*** ****** issued **** *** ****.

*** ********* ****** **** *** ********* has "***** *** ********* ***** ** exhaust *** ************** ********" *** *** received * *****-**-*** ****** **** *** DFEH.

*******, ** ***** ** *** ***** flowchart, ***** *** ******** **** ** which *** *** ******* * *****-**-*** letter, **** **** ********* * ************* of *** ******** ** *** ****.

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** ** ********* ******* ******* *** plaintiff ***** *** * *****-**-*** *********** or ** *** **** *** ********** the ******** ** *** *********.

Future *******

**** **** ******** ** ***** **** lawsuit *** ****** ***********.

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**** ******* ******* *** ** *** evidence, ** ***** **** *** ** at *****.

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**** ******** ** *****, ******* **** allegation?

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*** **** ***** *** *** "****** batteries"?

*********** *** ***********, ***** **** *** history *********... ** ***** **** ****** that **** ** *** **************.

***** *** ********* **** **** ** be ********, ******** **** *** ***********.

** ***** * ******* ****** ***** taping *********? **** ***** ******* ********/******** about *** ****** *********? **** ***** employees **** ********** *** *** ****?

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*** **** ***** *** *** "****** batteries"?

**** * ****, **** ** **** an **********. ****** * ****** **, there ** *** **** * *********** notice ******** ** ** *******.

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*** **** ***** *** *** "****** batteries"?

* **** ****** ** ****** *** not ****** ********* ******. ***, ** you ***, ** ***'* * ******** offense ****** ***'** ******* ** *** rid ** ********.

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**********: *** ***** ***** ****** ** was ***** *** “*** ****** ********* together”.

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*** ***** ***** ****** ** *** fired *** “*** ****** ********* ********”.

******* ** *** ********, ****’* *** point?

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**** ****** ****** ** *** **** for ****. *** **** ***** **** been ** *** *** ** * long **** ** ****** *** ***********. Yeah, *** **** *** **** ******* for ********** *** **** ********* ******** once, *** **** ***** *** *** time, ** *** ***, ** *** 10th? **** ** ***** *** * safety **********, ******** ********** *** * procedure ********** ****** ****? ** ***'* know *** ***** *****.

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* ******* *** **** * ******** ransom ******* **** **** *** ******** disposing ** ********* *** *** ******** in ***** ** *** ******* ** the *********** ********** ******.

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***** ** ****** *** ****** ******** presented ** **** *** **** ** determination. ** *** ******* *** **** or *** ***** - ***** ** the ***** - * ***** **'* because *** **** **.

****** *** ***** ********. *** **** is ******* ** *** *** ************ ******... ***, ** ***** ***** on *** ***** **, ******** ** the ******* ****** ***** ** ** lacking.

****, ** *** *** *** **** this *** *** **** **** *** thing (** ****** **** *********).

* **** ** **** ** ******* that *** ** ***** ****** ********** by ***** **** * *****, *** HR ****** **** *** ** ***** better **** ****** (***).

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"***** ** ****** *** ****** ******** presented ** **** *** **** ** determination.... ****, ** *** *** *** fire **** *** *** **** **** one *****"

************* *******.

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***** ** ****** *** ****** ******** presented ** **** *** **** ** determination.if *** ******* *** **** ** *** ***** - ***** ** *** ***** - * ***** **'* ******* *** **** **.

*** **** *** **** ********** ******** in ** ******* ******* - ***** clarifies *** ***** ********, *** ******** are * ******** ** **** ******* comment:

**** ******* ******* *** ** *** evidence, ** ***** **** *** ** at *****.

** ******* ******* ********* **** ** did ** *** *** ** **** does *** ***** *** ********* '***** on *** *****'. *******, * ******* that ******* ** ********* ** **** why * ***** ****.

**** **** *** ***** *** *** comments *** ** ******* ** ******* does *** ************* ****** ** *****.

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******,*** ***** ****** *** ********* ********* **** *** **** ******* ** ADT's ******** ***** *** ***** / recycling ***** **** *** ***** ********:

** ** ****** ******** **** ********* received ****** ******** ** ********* ***** management. *** ******** **** **** ****** procedures *** ********* *** ******** ********, sorting, *** ********* ** *-*****. ******** handling ** *-***** ***** **** ** safety ******* **** ** *****. ** at ***** ***** ********* ********* *** hazardous ***** ********** ********, ********* ********** handled, ****** ***/** ******** ** ******. Management ********* ********* *** ******** *** written ******** *** *** ******** ********* Defendant’s ****** **********. *********’* ********** ******* to ****** ****** ********* *** ********** when ******** *-***** **** ********* **** no ***** ****** *** ** *** his ********** ** ** ****** ******* 18, ****.

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** ***** ** *********** ** ***** how **** ********* **** *********, ****** the ****** *******, *** *** **** issue *** *** **********...

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** **** ******** ** ***** **** case *** *** **** ** *********, I ***'* **** **** ********** **** rules **** ******** *-***** **** ***********. I *** ***** * *** ********** with *** **** **** ****** **** insight****** *** **** * ******** ********** For *** ******** *-***** ********?

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**** ********, *** * ***** ***** be ****** ** *** **** ****** alone. ** ** *** *** ***** in *********, *** ******* **** *** not **** * *** **** ********.

"** ** ******************* ********* *** ********* ***** ********** training, ********* ********** *******, ****** ***/** disposed ** ******"

**** ****, ***** * ** ** bad ** ****** *** **** * years? ** ***** ** **** * months? ** *** * ******** **** over * ******, **** ***** **** kinda *** ** *** **********'* ****.

*** **** *** ***** *** ******** in **** * *** *** *** not ***** **** *? **** ***** seem ***** *** ** ***'* ****.

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