Former Johnson & Johnson Employee Sues Over Age Discrimination

Published: May 09, 2013

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A former Johnson & Johnson employee has claimed in a lawsuit that she was fired because of her age and medical disability, and wrongly accused of fraud in maintaining company records. The former employee, Sylvia Santos, filed the complaint against Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies Inc., a division of the New Brunswick-based company, last Thursday in Superior Court. The complaint says “the facts of this matter suggest that the ‘true’ reason for Ms. Santos’ termination was her age, 56, as well as her medical condition.” Santos also is accusing the division of defamation, because certain employees have been spreading rumors of her being fired for engaging in illegal conduct, including shredding company documents, the complaint states.

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