1st Circ. Sides With Nationwide In Employee Testing Suit

Law360, New York (September 27, 2012, 3:28 PM EDT) -- The First Circuit on Wednesday tossed an employee discrimination suit against Nationwide Life Insurance Co., agreeing with a district court decision that Nationwide correctly dismissed a former manager who failed to pass a certification test required for his job.

Plaintiff Mark Jones, a former director for Nationwide unit Nationwide Retirement Solutions Inc., appealed a district court decision that dismissed his October 2010 suit against Nationwide for allegedly violating Massachusetts and federal disability laws when it failed to consider his chronic medical conditions when firing him for...
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