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OREM, Utah (AP) -- The Alpine School District in Orem is being sued by the federal Equal Opportunity Commission.
The government contends that a 50-year-old teacher and a group of unidentified people 40 and older were harassed, fired or rejected for jobs at the Geneva Elementary School in Orem.
The age discrimination complaint was filed yesterday in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City.
The human resources administrator at the Alpine district declined comment.
The lawsuit originates from the case of the 50-year-old teacher whose contract was not renewed in 2003. The lawsuit says a younger teacher with fewer qualifications replaced her.
The lawsuit also contends that young teachers were treated better than older ones at the school. The lawsuit contends that younger teachers were more likely to receive requested transfers and professional development training.
Information from: Deseret Morning News
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