Jury Sides With Roche In Age Bias Trial

Law360, Los Angeles (October 28, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal jury on Thursday found that Roche Diagnostic Corp. hadn’t discriminated against a former sales manager who’d alleged the company fired him as part of a companywide plan to replace sales managers with younger workers.

The jury was charged with determining whether Richard Thoennes was fired for not being able to keep up with the competition in his job selling diabetes meters and testing strips, or if he was fired for being an older worker in what Thoennes claimed was a violation of Texas...
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