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Former Boardman Home Depot employees file lawsuit

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BOARDMAN, Ohio - Three local residents fired for pursuing a suspected shoplifter at Home Depot's Boardman store claim they're victims of age discrimination.

Home Depot fired the workers in January for violating company policy by pursuing a suspected shoplifter into the store parking lot.

But in a federal lawsuit, seeking $75,000 in damages, the workers, ages 42 to 55, claim that younger workers involved in the incident were not terminated.

Home Depot issued a statement saying the policy is designed to protect the safety of workers and customers.

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