Kari Valence Nov. 18, 2015, 12:35pm


A Delaware man is suing former employer claiming the snack company fired him for his age.

David C. Robinson filed a lawsuit on Nov. 9 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Mondelez International Inc. claiming he was unfairly terminated because of his age.

Robinson claims that he began working for the snack company as a sales representative in December 2003 and had no active record of disciplinary history. Robinson claims that during a retail sales meeting in 2014 he asked a supervisor about retirement options and also inquired about the possibility of being moved to a different territory closer to his residence. Robinson alleges he was soon after merged within a neighboring territory in which to cover, was passed over for promotion in favor of someone younger, and was not properly and poorly trained in the coverage requirements of his new sales locations. Robinson claims he was written up for poor performance quality with no justification and was soon after terminated in September 2014.

Robinson claims Mondalez fired him and replaced him with someone much younger in direct violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Robinson is requesting a trial by jury and is seeking reinstatement or front pay, back pay, interest, fringe benefits, mental anguish and emotional distress, punitive damages, court costs and attorneys' fees. Robinson is represented by Robert T. Vance Jr. of the Law Offices of Robert T. Vance Jr. in Philadelphia.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:15-cv-06057-PBT

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