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Former employee sues Home Depot for age discrimination

Ellen Strickland, an 80-year-old former employee at a Home Depot store in Queens, New York, has filed an age discrimination lawsuit against the company.

Strickland was fired for buying four 6-cent screws to get cash back from her bank account.  According to the complaint, Home Depot said that her “actions resulted in manipulation of inventory” because she did not take the six screws that she had purchased.

According to the New York Post, “‘For 17 years, I’ve handled millions of dollars for the entire region in Queens, and they fired me for 24 cents,’ said Strickland, who was rated as a ‘valued associate’ and ‘top performer’ in her last evaluation just three days before she was given the boot.”

Read more at the New York Post

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