A former IBM enterprise salesperson has sued the mainframe titan claiming its recent healthcare benefit changes represents age discrimination.
On Thursday, George Adomavicius, who worked for IBM for 42 years before retiring in October 2020, filed a pro se lawsuit – meaning he's representing himself in court – against the IT goliath. Adomavicius told The Register the reason he chose to sue on his own was, "To correct a wrong."
The alleged wrong, in this instance, is the employee benefits transition that IBM announced last September. The corporation sold off pension obligations to Prudential and MetLife, adjusted its 401(k) plan, and shifted medical coverage for Medicare-eligible IBM retirees to a new IBM-sponsored Medicare Advantage program run by UnitedHealthcare, as of January 1 this year.
UnitedHealthcare, coincidentally, was just sued for using an allegedly faulty AI algorithm that limited post-acute care among elderly Medicare Advantage patients.