Volkswagen accused of age discriminationJuly 2, 2018
Volkswagen was again in the center of the scandal. Now the German concern is accused of age discrimination. A suit against the suit was filed by a Volkswagen plant employee in the US state of Tennessee, reports The Washington Post. There is no official confirmation of this information from the company.
A representative of a law firm that represents the interests of a Volkswagen employee, 60-year-old Jonathan Manlow, claims that his client was demoted because of his age. After that, the man was forced to leave the company.
Malou himself believes that Volkswagen has taken a course to rejuvenate the state after the “dieselgate”. As a result, the company began to leave employees aged 50 and over.
In June of this year, Volkswagen was again fined in connection with the manipulation of emissions of harmful substances into the atmosphere in diesel vehicles. Now the concern needs to pay a billion euros after the investigation of the prosecutor’s office of Braunschweig. Volkswagen, in turn, did not challenge this punishment. The company explained that the amount they have to pay includes a fine of 5 million euros and another 995 million euros of compensation for illegally obtained profits.
The scandal surrounding Volkswagen, associated with a deliberate understatement of the level of harmful emissions from diesel engines, broke out in the fall of 2015. For the German concern, the situation with Dieselgate turned into huge fines, the resignation of the leadership and multimillion-dollar reviews of cars around the world. Investigations around the diesel scandal VW continue to this day.