SACRAMENTO – A Tulare County man alleges he was terminated from his job at a citrus company because of his age.
James K. Jordan filed a complaint on March 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against Wonderful Citrus Packing LLC and Does 1-10 for alleged violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Nov. 3, 2017, despite being a loyal employee of the defendants for years, he was terminated at the age of 54 with no valid explanation as to why he'd been fired. He alleges he was replaced by someone much younger and with much less experience and qualifications.
The plaintiff holds Wonderful Citrus Packing LLC and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendant allegedly terminated him because of his age, failed to treat him in accordance with its stated policies and has refused and continues to refuse to allow employee the benefits of his employment contract.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks award of economic and non-economic damages, punitive damages, attorney's fees, costs, pre- and post-judgment interest and for other relief that the court and/or jury deem just and proper. He is represented by Michael G. Marderosian and Heather S. Cohen of Marderosian & Cohen in Fresno.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California case number 1:18-cv-00401-AWI-SAB