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Barnes & Noble Accused of Bias Against Older Workers (1)

Nov. 21, 2019, 3:21 PMUpdated: Nov. 21, 2019, 7:29 PM

Barnes & Noble Inc. allegedly executed a “ruthless and unscrupulous” campaign of terminating workers 40 and older following its acquisition by private equity hedge fund Elliott Management Corp., a proposed class lawsuit filed in the Northern District of California says.

Barbara Tavres, a longtime community relations manager in California, says the “wide-spread and systemic age” bias affected older Barnes & Noble workers throughout the U.S. and was prompted by new CEO Achilles “James” Daunt’s push to reinvent the bookseller because he believed its “look has grown stale” and that chain stores “don’t age well.” Barnes & Noble tried to mask...

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