Quest Can't Duck Claims That It Pushed Out Older Sales Reps

Law360, New York (March 28, 2013, 5:13 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Thursday refused to sink a putative class action claiming Quest Diagnostics Inc. forced out older salespeople using an evaluation system designed to deny them proper severance, finding enough evidence to sustain benefits and discrimination claims for now.

While making an individual claim under New Jersey's Law Against Discrimination, named plaintiff Theresa Seibert has also accused Quest of violating the Employee Retirement Income Security Act by improperly refusing benefits to a class of sales employees who were subject to performance improvement...
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