October 8, 2012

Ex-Penguin rep sues claiming publisher discriminated

Marilyn Ducksworth, a longtime spokeswoman for Penguin Group (USA), is suing the publisher, alleging age discrimination. Ducksworth, 56, filed papers in New York’s Supreme Court seeking lost pay and punitive damages. After 27 years with Penguin, Ducksworth resigned after she protested the demotion and firing of older colleagues. Ducksworth alleges that Penguin’s discrimination against her included “diminishing her executive responsibilities, dismantling her staff” and “interfering with her internal and external professional relationships.” Full article. Retaliating […]