Chinese Toy Co. Prez Says He Was Axed For Being Old, White

Law360, New York (June 1, 2012, 4:52 PM EDT) -- The former president of Playmates Toys Inc., which makes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figurines, sued the company Thursday for harassment and discrimination under California labor laws, alleging he was fired because he was 65 and white.

Lou Robert Novak served as president of the Hong Kong-based company for more than a decade until he was fired in December after years of working in a hostile and abusive environment that led to medical problems including depression and anxiety, according to the suit filed in California state court....
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