Nine pharmacists are suing St. Louis Mercy Hospital, one of the largest employers of the area, for alleged employment discrimination. The suit alleges that the pharmacists were all let go between January of 2012 and March of 2013 by their supervisor Steve Frigo due to their age.
After being hired as operations manager for pharmacy services at Mercy, the suit alleges that Frigo fired a large number of employees over 40, replacing them with younger new hires. The plaintiffs are each seeking more than $50,000 in damages. Mercy official s declined to comment.