MAPLEWOOD, Minn. — Multinational conglomerate 3M Co. has
agreed to pay $3 million to settle an age discrimination lawsuit filed by the
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Star
According to EEOC, 3M unlawfully laid off hundreds of
employees over the age of 45 from 2003 to 2006 in an effort to save money.
judicial approval, the settlement will be paid to approximately 290 former
employees, and 3M will post openings for positions it had not advertised
previously to enable older employees to apply.