An attorney who worked for a Pennsylvania public defenders’ office was fired after filing an age discrimination charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). He has now filed suit against his ex-employer charging age discrimination and retaliatory discharge.


A music teacher is suing his former employer because it failed to rectify a condition that aggravated his respiratory problems. Purse filed his action in the Southern District of New York alleging that he was forced to resign as a result of the school district’s failure accommodate his disability and seeks damages both compensatory and punitive.

The lawsuit, filed in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, claims that the Ivy League school’s medical department was accused of not being “mentally capable” of doing her job because she suffered from anxiety caused by threats she received while working.

She claims her supervisors degradingly referred to her in the third person during meetings, and verbally abused and harassed her.

The woman says she was told not to wear her face veil after Catholic customers complained her being a Muslim would scare the residents.

The woman was told she could still wear her traditional long skirt and arm-covering shirt, but drew the line at the hijab, according to the lawsuit filed in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The company was on Forbes’ America’s Best Employers 2017 list.