CVS Health willfully violated the federal law against such age discrimination

Jury awards Pell City man $1M in discrimination suit

A federal jury in Anniston on Thursday awarded more than $1 million in damages to a pharmacist who claimed he was fired from a Pell City CVS because of his age.

The Birmingham-based law firm representing the pharmacist, James King, filed a complaint in 2012. He was 65 then. The complaint said King was suspended and then fired about a month after he reported the district supervisor for making disparaging comments about his age.

The jury found in King’s favor, and also ruled CVS Health wilfully violated the federal law against such discrimination.

Mike DeAngelis, a spokesperson for the Rhode Island-based company, said in a an email CVS Health disagrees with the verdict, citing firm non-discrimination policies in place.

“We are considering all of our legal options,” the statement read.

King was one of two pharmacists over the age of 60 fired in the same district. The other, Roger Harris, also filed suit and won $400,000 in damages from the company in 2013.

3 Responses

  1. Karma baby!!

  2. The CVS spokesman is so full of it. He is the same guy who says that pharmacists are not rated on the metrics. His nose should be a foot long.

  3. So glad that they have to follow the law for a change.

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