Pfizer Escapes Discrimination Suit Alleging Racism, Ageism

Law360, New York (February 01, 2013, 2:08 PM ET) -- A New York federal judge on Thursday stamped out a former Pfizer Inc. programmer's discrimination lawsuit, saying the employee presented "no real evidence" of racism or ageism and that his firing likely stemmed from poor performance and co-worker complaints.

Teofil Boata, a 64-year-old man of Romanian descent, can't pursue claims under the federal Civil Rights Act or New York's human rights law because he merely speculated that his demotions and termination resulted from ethnic bias and disdain for older people, U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest...
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