A number of times (most recently last week) we have written about age discrimination, and the different comments which employers have made in lieu of coming right out and firing an employee and calling them “too old.”
We can now report a new case filed in New Jersey state court in which an employee alleges that she was fired for being too young. She claims to have been referredv to as “a kid,” “the kid,” “the office girl” and “as having no common sense.”
Since the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) protects only employees who are over 40, the suit was filed under state law, which has no age limit.
“Kid” meet “Methuselah.”