This is weird... About 200 IBM workers (former and current) are suing the company for endangering their health, from the mid-80s until the mid-90s.
Why? According to them, IBM has run an unsafe working environment, by doing nothing to safeguard the safety of workers handling chemicals known to be hazardous to people, during the period mentioned above. In that period, a unusually high number of employees were subject to various forms of cancer or their children were born with birth defects. A number (and frequency) much higher than the general population.
The chemicals were used in semiconductor and disk drives manufacturing in several plants across the US. IBM is denying this claim.
You can read more about it over at The Register.
Working At IBM: A Health Hazard?
- Written by DaaT