Campus News

Waiver fight

In Detroit, a 52-year-old laid-off Ford engineer is suing the company, alleging age discrimination, and is challenging the waivers Ford required terminated employees to sign in exchange for severance packages. The Detroit News notes that it will be hard to invalidate those waivers, since employees had 45 days to decide whether to sign them. The article quotes UGA employment law professor Dawn D. Bennett-Alexander. “I’d say he has a pretty uphill challenge,” she says. “The law doesn’t protect you from being unwise.”