Kari Valence Nov. 25, 2015, 12:47pm


PHILADELPHIA – A Doylestown woman is suing a local salon over age discrimination allegations and claims it cost her more than $1 million in potential earnings.

Maryanne Troia, age 54 at the time of the filing, filed a lawsuit on Nov. 2 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Essentials Salon and Day Spa, citing violations of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Pennsylvania and Human Relations Act.

Troia claims that on July 21 she sought employment at the salon, located at 454 N. Main St. in Doylestown, and claims she was told by management that the salon only hires young employees. Troia alleges she is highly qualified for the position but was forced to find employment elsewhere and suffered a direct cut in pay. Troia claims she was illegally discriminated on because of her age, and this harmed her both professionally and personally.

Troia is seeking her lost income of the next 16 years she cold be employed by Essentials, which totals $1,015,040; back pay and front pay; benefits; damages for emotional distress; punitive damages; attorneys' fees; costs; and any other relief the court sees fit. Troia is represented by Andrew D. Coltar of the Law Offices of Coltar & Coltar in Doylestown.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:15-cv-05953-PBT

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