October 21, 2019
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Portland jetport workers reach settlement with city in age discrimination lawsuit

Pat Wellenbach | AP
Pat Wellenbach | AP
The passenger terminal at the Portland International Jetport is seen in this Sept. 8, 2011, file photo.

Two former airport maintenance workers who sued the city of Portland over alleged age discrimination have reached a settlement agreement.

The Portland Press Herald reports Robert Lang and Stephen Congdon said they were forced out of their jobs at the Portland International Jetport in 2017.

The men filed their complaint in January. In August, a notice of settlement was filed in the federal docket.

The suit alleged a supervisor targeted the two men by giving them different performance tests than the ones given to younger employees. The men also allege they were repeatedly asked about their ages and retirement plans.

At the time of the complaint, Lang was 68 and Congdon was 67.

Both men will receive $37,500. The city also agreed to pay $60,000 in attorney fees.


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