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HP employee files discrimination lawsuit

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ A Boise woman has filed a lawsuit against
Hewlett-Packard, saying she was demoted and had her salary
decreased because of her gender and age.

Helen M. Carter filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in
Boise on May 18. HP has until late July to file its response. An HP
spokeswoman told The Idaho Statesman that the lawsuit is without
merit.

Carter, who is 57, says in 2005 she was promoted to director of
one of the company's seven business segments and was making a base salary of $216,000 in 2008 along with annual bonuses of between
$166,000 to $224,000.

On April 1, she says she was demoted to a clerical position and
her pay decreased to $153,400.

She says the changes happened after her supervisor, a woman,
retired in 2007 and a man succeeded her.
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Information from: Idaho Statesman, http://www.idahostatesman.com


(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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