PHILADELPHIA — A 64-year-old Delaware man is suing a Florida-based multinational corporation, citing alleged age discrimination, hostile work environment and retaliation.

Wayne Hatcher filed a complaint on April 22 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Laird Plastic Inc., alleging that the multi-national corporation violated the Age Discrimination Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he experienced hostile and disparate treatment from defendant's management and was terminated because of his age, health conditions and for requesting and utilizing accommodations. The plaintiff holds Laird Plastic Inc. responsible because the defendant's management allegedly consistently harassed him about working faster while allowing younger, non-disabled co-worker to take additional smoke breaks and use phones while working, and terminated his employment allegedly because his production numbers were down.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order prohibiting defendant from continuing its allegedly illegal policy, compensation for damages, liquidated and punitive damages, costs, expenses and legal fees and all other equitable relief as the court deems just, proper and appropriate. He is represented by Ari R. Karpf of Karpf, Karpf & Cerutti PC in Bensalem.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-01913

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