Philadelphia employment lawyer, Sidney L. Gold, recently obtained a $9.5 million settlement in a ten-year old class action lawsuit. One-hundred former employees of Owens-Illinois brought the claim against their former employer. The former workers were long-term employees with the company when the company sold, preventing them from collecting their entitled retirement benefits.
Mr. Gold, of Philadelphia’s employment law firm Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C., was co-counsel for the group of employees, along with the Console Law Offices LLC. The settlement approved by a U.S. district court judge allows each former employee to receive the original retirement benefit they were eligible for, in addition to a lump sum settlement amount.
The substantial settlement is a significant accomplishment for Mr. Gold who tenaciously pursued the claim for the workers over a decade long period.