NM DOC sued over treatment of workers

Allegedly discriminated against workers over age 40 in various ways, such matters as promotions, job assignments and conditions of employment


Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE — A federal agency is suing the New Mexico Department of Corrections over treatment of older employees.

The Equal Employment Opportunities Commission says the Corrections Department discriminated against workers over age 40 in various ways regarding such matters as promotions, job assignments and conditions of employment.

The federal agency also alleges that the department retaliated against individuals who filed internal complaints or involved the EEOC.

The EEOC said it filed the lawsuit Friday in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque.

Department spokeswoman Alex Tomlin did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the allegations in the lawsuit.

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