Age discrimination case involves stolen property
Abstract: A company fired a tool crib attendant after an internal investigation produced evidence that he’d stolen company property for his own financial gain. The 56-year-old plaintiff commenced an age-discrimination lawsuit. He established that the company had made the charge over a year after the firing, and that a number of younger employees weren’t fired — despite their alleged complicity in the theft. The court permitted a trial on the age discrimination claim. A sidebar discusses another age-discrimination case involving an employee who’d complained about a salary freeze.