MIAMI — A Miami-Dade County woman is suing a staffing firm, claiming age discrimination and retaliation.
Eugenie Simon sued SLM Staffing LLC on March 3 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Broward Division, alleging violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Florida Civil Rights Act.
Simon, 76, says in her suit that she was employed by the defendant as a licensed practical nurse at a location known as The Peninsula from 1998 until her termination on Nov. 21, 2014. She alleges that she was seen as an exemplary employee until she got a new supervisor who said she was too old to be working and would be gotten rid of.
Simon says she was terminated on grounds that she did not notify a Peninsula resident's doctor and family about a fall, but alleges the information was not available to her because the supervisor had failed to properly provide it. The plaintiff's allegations also include a claim that she was treated differently than similarly situated employees.
The plaintiff seeks the following: compensation for actual and punitive damages, liquidated damages, prejudgment interest, reasonable attorney’s fees and costs and any further relief that the court may deem equitable and just. She is represented by R. Martin Saenz and Ria N. Chattergoon of Saenz & Anderson, PLLC in Aventura.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Broward Division Case number 0:16-cv-60418