Fired 60-year-old sues Philmont Country Club, alleges hostile environment

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 10, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — A 60-year-old man is suing Concert Golf Partners and Concert Philmont LLC, d/b/a Philmont Country Club, citing alleged age discrimination, hostile work environment and wrongful termination.

James Stevens filed a complaint on Dec. 31 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against the defendants, alleging they treated employees in a hostile and discriminatory manner.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Oct. 16, 2018, he suffered injury - including loss of salary, benefits, bonuses and insurance - from being terminated from his employment as a maintenance man in one of their golf facilities, Philmont Country Club in Huntington Valley.

Stevens claims the defendants told him he was being eliminated as part of a company restructuring. A younger individual was recently hired and retained to replace him, he says. Additionally, he was offered a monetary severance package in exchange of a waiver to file any and all claims, including age discrimination claims, he says.

The plaintiff holds Concert Golf Partners and Concert Philmont LLC, d/b/a Philmont Country Club, responsible because the defendants allegedly subjected plaintiff to a hostile work environment, treated plaintiff in a rude and condescending manner, and forced older employees out of employment.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants for compensatory, actual and liquidated damages, equitable and legal relief, costs and expenses of action, and attorney's fees. He is represented by Ari Karpf of Karpf, Karpf & Cerutti in Bensalem.

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case No. is 18-cv-05622.

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