Labor and Employment Law

Employee Suing for Age Bias Claims Judge is Too Old to Preside

From the sublime to the ridiculous, the NY Daily News reports here that a 60-year-old musician suing for age discrimination claims that the presiding 88-year-old Manhattan judge is too old to hear the case.

According to the NY Daily News story, the plaintiff, who was representing himself before his case was dismissed in October, slammed the judge, calling him "slow-witted and unable to function."

In a pleading filed with the court, the plaintiff also wrote that the judge, who has degrees from Harvard and Columbia Law School, "may have been a very learned jurist in his day, [but] should be removed from the bench, both because of his mental and physical limitations [and because he] could barely see unless he put his face almost on top of a document."

h/t Philip Miles

This article was originally published on Eric B. Meyer's blog, The Employer Handbook

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