We filed an age discrimination lawsuit in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Hudson County, against Summit Health and its Human Resources Director, Amy Smith.

The lawsuit alleges, among other allegations as follows: that Plaintiff was employed by Summit for about 16 years in the medical lab and earned more than $100,000 annually; that Summit terminated plaintiff’s employment claiming that plaintiff violated its HIPAA patient privacy policy relating to a co-worker; however, the plaintiff alleges that Summit’s reason for termination was a pretext for age discrimination; that the motivation for termination was the plaintiff’s age, as other much younger employees committed minor HIPPA violations and were not similarly terminated.

Under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), an employer commits unlawful discrimination when it applies its workplace conduct rules in a discriminatory (unequal) manner. For instance, an employer who terminated an older employee for being late but issued only a written warning to a younger employee who was also late, commits age discrimination in violation of the NJLAD. The NJLAD mandates that employers treat their employees equally in the hiring process or in the terms and conditions of employment, including when imposing disciplinary measures.

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