9th Circ. Tosses Age-Bias Firing Suit Against Neutrogena

Law360, New York (December 13, 2013, 4:32 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit sided with Johnson & Johnson unit Neutrogena Corp. in its fight with a laid-off worker who claims she was let go because she was the oldest IT worker in her position, finding Thursday that she didn’t effectively demonstrate discrimination.

The three-judge panel ruled that ex-employee Sandra Harmon couldn’t effectively prove that her termination violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and that the release she signed upon her termination violated the Older Worker Benefit Protection Act, because she ultimately couldn’t overcome Johnson &...
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