Garrison Law Represents AARP in Lawsuit Challenging Yale-New Haven Hospital Policy That Targets Older Physicians

Jul 17 2023

On July 14, Garrison Law filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of AARP and the AARP Foundation in the pending lawsuit EEOC v. Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH). EEOC’s lawsuit challenges YNHH’s “late career practitioner policy,” which requires physicians over the age of 70 to pass neuropsychological testing to which younger physicians are not subjected. AARP – the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older – supports the EEOC’s claim that the YNHH policy violates both the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

An amicus curiae – Latin for “friend of the court” – is an individual or organization who does not have a formal legal interest in a case but who is permitted to assist a court by offering information, expertise, or insight concerning the issues raised by the case.

Garrison Law partner Josh Goodbaum represented AARP and AARP Foundation.

The organizations’ brief is available here.

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