Penguin faces age-discrimination suit

Ex-exec says publisher demoted, forced out older employees

The former director of corporate communications for Penguin Group (USA) who worked with a variety of notable authors—including Tom Clancy, Catherine Coulter, Junot Diaz, Ken Follett and Betty White—is suing the publisher for age discrimination.

Marilyn Ducksworth, who is 56 years old and worked for Penguin for 27 years, filed suit against her former employer yesterday. She resigned from her job last week because Penguin had purportedly been demoting and forcing out older employees in favor of younger people.

Ashley Post

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