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Former UTC Employee Sues Over Tuition Program

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File photo of a gavel (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

File photo of a gavel (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A former employee of United Technologies Corp. is suing the aerospace conglomerate over its tuition program that financed graduate school but laid him off before he could receive company stock.

Richard Grisafi, of Woodcliff Lake, N.J., sued the Hartford, Conn., company on Friday in U.S. District Court in New Jersey. Grisafi earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering while working at United Technologies’ fire and security division.

He says the stock he received had a vesting date of Oct. 1, 2013. He was laid off in 2012.
United Technologies has not received the lawsuit and would not comment. A spokesman says the tuition program, which has paid more than $1 billion for nearly 35,000 degrees for workers in 15 years, is recognized as among the most generous corporate education programs.
(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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