Age Discrimination/Wrongful Termination
A former employee of a property maintenance and construction firm filed a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The claim alleged age discrimination and wrongful termination. It stated the property manager of the company, a Monitor insured, fired the claimant because she told him that she suspected another employee was stealing.
The claimant also alleged the property manager made negative remarks regarding the claimant’s age, such as, “If I were to fire you, you would never get another job because you are as old as dirt.” Defense counsel assigned by Monitor successfully obtained a “no probable cause” finding. The defense costs totaled more than $25,000.