March 13, 2017 – IT IS TIME TO “OPT IN” TO JOIN THE LAWSUIT.
If you are a current or former employee of APS who was forty years of age or older between May 9, 2015 and April 5, 2016, you may be entitled to join this lawsuit. If you were also subjected to an adverse employment action such as harassment, unfair performance evaluations, denial of promotions or lead teaching positions, non-renewal of contract, termination, forced resignation, forced retirement, or abolishment during this time period, you are eligible to make a claim for damages in this lawsuit.
If you wish to make a claim and join this case, you must “opt in” to the lawsuit by completing a Consent to Join form and returning it prior to Monday, May 1, 2017. The consent form must be postmarked no later than Monday, May 1, 2017.
Download a Consent Form here: [click to download]
Mail completed consent forms to: P.O. Box 71314, Marietta, GA 30007.Meanwhile, the case remains in the “discovery” phase where the parties seek to obtain information from one another in preparation for trial. Magistrate Judge Johnson entered a Revised Schedule Order on February 16 that extends the discovery period through July 14, 2017. After that period expires, Judge Johnson will hear arguments from the parties as to whether the case should remain certified as a collective action and whether the case should be dismissed on summary judgment.