Federal Judge Agrees to Allow Age Discrimination Lawsuit to Proceed
Win For Console Mattiacci Law: Federal Judge Agrees That US Teva Worker Is Allowed To Proceed With Age Discrimination Lawsuit Against Israeli Branch Of Teva Pharmaceuticals
Law360 reported on February 5, 2018 that Console Mattiacci Law, LLC has won the right to pursue an age discrimination lawsuit against the Israeli Branch of Teva Pharmaceuticals in federal court. Stephen Middlebrooks is a former senior director of US Teva Pharmaceuticals North American facilities. He alleges that he lost his job in an act of discrimination based on his age and national origin. Prior to the termination, Middlebrooks had been a senior facilities manager employed by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA. He had worked for Teva Pharmaceuticals USA for over 15 years.
As a senior facilities manager, Middlebrooks was directly supervised by Nir Haaroni. Haaroni is based out of the Israeli Branch of Teva Pharmaceuticals. The Israeli based Teva Pharmaceuticals, claimed that it is a separate entity from the US based Teva Pharmaceuticals. But Federal Chief Judge Lawrence Stengel ruled that the Israeli branch shares a “commonality of interest” with the US based Teva Pharmaceuticals. Therefore, Middlebrooks is proceeding with the claim filed with the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. et al. The full article is available here.
Middlebrooks is represented by Stephen Console and Caren Gurmankin of Console Mattiacci Law, LLC. For more information on age discrimination, please visit our website.
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