Quest Forced Out Older Sales Reps, Court Hears

Law360, New York (March 6, 2013, 8:56 PM EST) -- A former Quest Diagnostics Inc. saleswoman was fired as part of a “top-down” plan to push older sales representatives out the door, an attorney representing the former saleswoman in a putative age discrimination class action argued in New Jersey federal court Wednesday.

Quest, which sells medical diagnostic systems like blood testing kits, is seeking summary judgment in the case brought by Theresa Seibert, who contends that her firing was part of a bigger plan to terminate older salespeople under the guise of poor performance and deny...
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