Former public school employee sues, alleging age discrimination


A former employee of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is suing the system for alleged age discrimination.

A former maintenance worker for MCPS said his pension is not as high as it should be because of his age. Because he was older than 62, attorneys say his benefits were significantly less. He may be missing out on $35,000 a year.

The case was filed in federal district court in Maryland Tuesday. It alleges the school district’s pension plan violates the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. 

“This is just a textbook case of age discrimination. It’s very clear on paper and it’s very clear from what the school system has said that this is discrimination based on age and nothing else and that’s just indefensible,” said Attorney Dara Smith of the AARP Foundation. 

A spokeswoman for MCPS said they received the lawsuit and are reviewing it. 

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