Blog# 2112020EEOC

Hospital Unlawfully Subjected Only Physicians Over 70 to Neuropsychological and Eye Exams, Federal Agency Charges

Heidi Macomber reads the 2/11/20 EEOC bulletin re EEOC Sues Yale New Haven Hospital for Age and Disability Discrimination.

Today I am reading about an EEOC lawsuit involving a teaching hospital that followed a “Late Career Practitioner Policy” allegedly discriminating against individuals age 70 or older. Since the practice targeted a specific age group to take medical exams (which were not job related nor specific to business necessity) that it did not require all staff to take, the EEOC said the employer is allegedly in violation of both the ADEA and the ADA.

     “The EEOC filed suit in U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut (EEOC v. Yale New Haven Hospital, Civil Action No. 3:20-cv-00187), after first attempting to reach a pre-litigation settlement through its conciliation process. The EEOC seeks compensatory and punitive damages and injunctive relief, which includes the elimination of the policy.”

EEOC bulletin dated 2/11/2020

Notes on Age Discrimination

Employer Coverage – 20 or more employees

Time Limits

Notes on Disability Discrimination

Employer Coverage – 15 or more employees

Time Limits


EEOC bulletin dated 2/11/2020

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