AP-- The Kansas Gas Service will have to pay four former employees nearly a million dollars after losing a discrimination lawsuit.
The Kansas City Star reports four former Kansas Gas Service employees have been awarded $917,305 dollars for lost income and emotional distress after a Wyandotte County jury decided they had been discriminated against based on age when they were fired for sharing emailed porn.
The four men, all older than 40, said they were disciplined more severely than others who received the emailed porn.
The jury felt the four men received unequal enforcement of discipline for a first offense.
Ten workers were fired among the fifty-two employees who received the emailed material.
A Kansas Gas Service spokeswoman says the utility's ``disappointed in the verdict'' and evaluating what to do next.