Woman wins age-discrimination suit against Marriott

Full story: Columbus Dispatch

A former employee of a national hotel chain who was fired and replaced by two younger women won an age-discrimination lawsuit and more than $420,000 in damages this week.
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Gerbeel Haamster

Pataskala, OH

#1 Aug 28, 2009
Evil ----ers.

Since: Aug 09

AOL

#2 Aug 28, 2009
"Cleveland attorney Thomas Barnard, representing Columbia Sussex, said his client wants to appeal"

Many clients who lose do. Most of them are unsuccessful.
Michael L N Mitchell

Columbus, OH

#3 Aug 28, 2009
Once again corprate america trying to run over the americian worker.This just shows the disregard upper mangement has for experience.
Mike

Sardinia, OH

#4 Aug 28, 2009
If the profits are rising why would you fire her. Stupid idiots. People should boycott the chain.
Congratulations

Norwich, CT

#5 Aug 28, 2009
More people should have the courage to stand up for what is right at work. Congratulations to Charlotte. Her victory is a victory for all of us.
Chris

United States

#6 Aug 28, 2009
Mike wrote:
If the profits are rising why would you fire her. Stupid idiots. People should boycott the chain.
I agree! She doubled their sales and then they go and fire her ... that doesn't make good business sense. Obviously, she was doing something right. Shame on Marriott.
John Galt

Grove City, OH

#7 Aug 28, 2009
Maybe the appeal will go the other way...
davike44

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Aug 28, 2009
Do you think the corporate vice president was trying to get friendly with the 46 & 26 year old ladies?
Wally2

San Marcos, CA

#10 Aug 29, 2009
Hold on here. This case may go on for years due to appeals. Winning the judgement and collecting the money are two seoerate issues. It's only when you work for the Gvt. do you have a chance of collecting. People in the private sector always are at a disadvantage.
Former Courtyard Workers

Columbus, OH

#11 Aug 29, 2009
stan clayton is a piece of crap,when will bill young wake up and fire the stupid ------- hes done so many dirty and hes been sued so many times.is bill young scared of the --- hole
Justin

United States

#12 Aug 31, 2009
Chris wrote:
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I agree! She doubled their sales and then they go and fire her ... that doesn't make good business sense. Obviously, she was doing something right. Shame on Marriott.
From the article, it doesn't sound like Marriott (corporate) fired Charlotte, it was Columbia Sussex Corp.(the franchisee).

It's typically the franchisee that directly manages the staff in these types of contracts.

Since: Aug 09

AOL

#13 Aug 31, 2009
Wally2 wrote:
Hold on here. This case may go on for years due to appeals. Winning the judgement and collecting the money are two seoerate issues. It's only when you work for the Gvt. do you have a chance of collecting. People in the private sector always are at a disadvantage.
This defendant is quite collectable, and I dont know where you people get the idea that jury verdicts are commonly reversed on appeal, but that is not accurate.
icarus12a

Berea, OH

#14 Aug 31, 2009
What a HORRIBLE way to treat a human being....it is just disgusting. I will make it a point to NOT stay at any Columbia Sussex owned hotel......and I wish others would do the same. If many people followed suit that would hurt Columbia Sussex much more than having to pay the award to this poor lady.
NORMA RAE

Shirley, NY

#15 Sep 7, 2009
Congratulations, Charlotte!
Your win against the Marriott is a win for all of us "oldsters" who have so much more to contribute but whose civil rights are being violated every day because of our dates of birth. Your courage and commitment gives hope to all of us fighting exactly the same fight at major corporations throughout the United States. Look at the website JobVent.com . Marriott is in very distinguished company.
Happy Labor Day to you.
And many, many thanks!
CrownePlaza

Clinton, IA

#16 Sep 11, 2009
Detroit, MI Crowne Plaza also owned by columbia sussex is also under a major lawsuit. And yes Stan Clayton is a peice of crap. He will treat you like dirt. You are a Pee On according to him. This company sucks FYI.
NORMA RAE

Shirley, NY

#17 Sep 11, 2009
Don't get mad, get even and the best way to do that is to demand enforcement of the laws that are already on the books. That's the job of the EEOC and the EEOC is starting to look seriously at age discrimination in New York.
Jump on the bus! You'll be in good company!
All the best,
Norma Rae
Ps
Job Vent is my new favorite site.
marriott memphis tenn

Memphis, TN

#18 Dec 18, 2010
I do not know why MARRIOTT CORP. continue to do business with COLUMBIA SUSSEX. Columbia Sussex is a very bad company and treat employees really bad. I suggest that we all work together to change this, if you are traveling make sure you do not stay at a Columbia Sussex property. Columbia Sussex has fired another female employee who has worked at Memphis Marriott after 18 years of service for no reason. She is 61 years old. This company has not given a raise to it's employees in over 3 years.They fired all but 1 or 2 of it's original workers. Mr.Yung does not care about any of this he said "his only goal is to make money." He knows what Clayton and Finley both are doing.
Hawboy

United States

#19 Jan 22, 2011
Dont be afraid to comeforth with your complain. EEOC is always behind you. Stand up for your rights . This is the united states of america.
Concerned

Mount Washington, KY

#20 Feb 28, 2011
This is a lawsuit and some people are going way off the subject
UTOE

United States

#21 Feb 28, 2011
SO why didnt she just get another job at another hotel with that kind of experience. No she had to descrace herself and cost the rest of america from stealing this money from the company. That is the pure transparent , unbiased truth. Why do we continue to allow this kind of behavior here. Everyone wants something for nothing. This is a perfect example f a reseason why this country has financial difficulties. We all pay!!

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