Major victory against age discrimination
The Elizabeth Board of Education must pay $135,000 to a man who filed a civil lawsuit claiming he lost his district job because of his age, a Union County jury has ruled.
Belleville was 67 years old when the school district decided not to renew his contract in 2006. In his age-discrimination lawsuit, Fortunato alleged he was the oldest of five computer programmers in his department and the only one not offered a contract for the following year. He said he had never received a negative evaluation in more than eight years on the job.