General Mills faces another age-discrimination lawsuit

General Mills is facing another age-discrimination lawsuit.

Twenty-nine employees who were let go during recent cost-cutting campaigns have filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming that workers age 40 or older were more than three times as likely to be cut loose as workers under 40.

The workers lost their jobs in late 2014 or early last year.

"The employees believe they were selected to be laid off not on the merits but on the basis of their ages and the statistical evidence supports that," said Stephen Snyder, the plaintiffs' attorney.

A year ago, another group of former General Mills employees sued the company, claiming age discrimination in a previous company cost-cutting campaign. That suit is still pending.

General Mills says the age discrimination claims have no merit.

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