Radio Shack employee alleges age discrimination

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A lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleges that RadioShack Corp. discriminated against a 55-year-old employee because of his age and retaliated against him when he complained.

The EEOC filed its lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court in Denver on behalf of David Nelson.

In the lawsuit, Nelson claims the electronics supplier assigned a younger regional manager to supervise him in 2007. That manager put Nelson on two performance improvement plans despite what the lawsuit says is a 25-year, spotless performance record.

When Nelson complained to human resources, he was terminated, according to the lawsuit.

A RadioShack spokesman didn’t return messages.