CALIFORNIA — A former employee is suing AT&T services Inc., the nonbargained program of the AT&T pension benefit plan, citing alleged violation of workers compensation acts.

Hisham Joudi filed a complaint on March 10 in the U.S. District Court Northern District of California against AT&T services Inc., the nonbargained program of the AT&T pension benefit plan, alleging that the previous employer wrongfully failed to inform the plaintiff of the consequences of his early retirement.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he had his benefits significantly reduced as a result of accepting the early retirement pension offered to him without disclosing further consequences. The plaintiff holds AT&T services Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly was obligated by law to disclose any information to the plaintiff the result of accepting the early retirement benefits but failed to do so.

The plaintiff seeks compensation for all damages, an order for the defendant to reverse the payment of early retirement benefits, payment for the early retirement benefits that were offset by the defendant disability plan plus interest, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just and proper. He is represented by Glenn R. Kantor of Kantor & Kantor LLP in Northridge and Russell G. Petti of the Law Offices of Russell G. Petti in La Canada.

U.S. District Court Northern District of California Case number 4:16-cv-01184-DMR

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