Missouri Health Foundation Hit With Age Discrimination Lawsuit

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Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

A former employee of Missouri Foundation for Health, the state’s largest health care foundation, is suing the non-profit for alleged age discrimination, and a jury trial has been scheduled for Sept. 2.

Beverly Pfeifer-Harms, the former communications director, filed a petition against the organization March 6 in St. Louis Circuit Court for allegedly terminating her employment because of her age.  Pfeifer-Harms, 56, filed a charge of age discrimination with the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Missouri Commission on Human Rights in May 2013 after she was let go in January 2013.

Pfeifer-Harms is seeking actual damages in excess of $25,000, plus punitive damages and her costs and attorney fees, according to the petition.

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