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Marilyn Ducksworth Sues Penguin Over Age Discrimination

After almost three decades serving as a publicist for Penguin, Marilyn Ducksworth, resigned last week. According to Ducksworth, she is the victim of age discrimination.

The Washington Post has the story: “Fifty-six-year-old Marilyn Ducksworth filed papers Wednesday with New York’s Supreme Court asking for lost pay and punitive damages. She resigned last week after 27 years with Penguin and says in her lawsuit that older colleagues had been demoted and forced out in favor of younger employees and that she was ostracized after protesting the changes.”

The publisher denied the allegations releasing the following statement: “We can state categorically that it was Marilyn Ducksworth’s decision to resign and that Penguin does not condone, nor was there, any age discrimination or retaliation involved in her decision to leave.” (Via Sarah Weinman).

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