Attorney Laura Mattiacci of Console Mattiacci Law, LLC represented Jack Gerundo in his age discrimination suit against AT&T. Gerundo was a customer service representative with AT&T and its predecessor, IBM, for almost 43 years when a supervisor informed him that his position was being “surplused”. Soon after his termination, he said he was asked to train his successor, an employee 29 years his junior.
Gerundo filed an age discrimination lawsuit against AT&T and a federal jury in Reading awarded him $370,000 ($288,000 for back pay and $82,000 for front pay in January). Last month, ATT&T asked the judge to scrap the verdict and could appeal to the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals.