Judge Won't Toss UN Discrimination Case

Law360, New York (July 20, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge has refused to dismiss an age discrimination case brought by a former secretary of the Belgian Mission to the United Nations, saying that a similar case in Belgium isn't enough to force a dismissal.

Josiane Hird-Moorhouse first brought her suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in December 2003, when she was 55 years old.

She alleged that in November 2002, Jean De Ruyt, the Belgian ambassador to the UN, told her he wanted a “younger image” and...
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Case Information

Case Title

Hird-Moorhouse v. Belgian Mission to the United Nations

Case Number



New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Jobs


Robert W. Sweet

Date Filed

December 8, 2003

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