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ARTICLE ID 193698

– Civil rights – Age discrimination – The male plaintiff alleged he was denied a job as a pharmacy technician due to his age

Suffolk County, MA

In this age discrimination matter, the male plaintiff alleged that he was discriminated against by the defendant hospital by failing to hire him for the open pharmacy technician position due to his age. The defendant denied the allegations of discrimination, and maintained that the plaintiff was not hired because the hospital was looking to hire for a shift that the plaintiff did not want to work.

The male plaintiff attempted to secure employment with the defendant hospital in the open position of pharmacy technician, and alleged that he was denied the job, solely due to his age. The plaintiff contended that the defendant hospital’s actions in failing to offer him the job amounted to age discrimination.The plaintiff brought suit, alleging age discrimination and violation of the plaintiff’s civil rights.The defendant hospital denied the allegations, and maintained that the plaintiff indicated on his application that he wanted work during the day shift, and was not interested in working a night shift. The defendant was hiring a night shift worker, and the plaintiff clearly did not comply with the defendant’s requirements for shift availability. The defendant denied that its failure to hire the plaintiff was in any way related to the defendant’s age.

The matter proceeded to trial over a period of three days.At the conclusion of the trial, the jury deliberated for ten minutes, and returned its verdict in favor of the defendant hospital and against the plaintiff. No damages were awarded.

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