The suit filed by Anthony Curra, claiming age discrimination by the Clarks Summit, Pa. club, is underway in federal court.
In March 2010, Anthony Curra, 57, sued the Country Club of Scranton, Clarks Summit, Pa., after he was fired from his Executive Chef position—an action that Curra contends was prompted by age discrimination. The trial began in federal court in Scranton, Pa. on May 7th and was scheduled to continue through the week, the Scranton Times Tribune reported.
In the suit, Curra claims the club’s Board of Directors wanted to “get rid of the ‘older help’ in the kitchen,” and terminated Curra after a 22-year career at the club, during which he worked his way up from a line cook in 1986 to Executive Chef in 2004.
Curra was replaced with a younger and less-experienced employee, leading to the lawsuit on the grounds his civil rights were not protected, in violation of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act. Curra is seeking back pay, front pay, compensatory damages and interest.
The Country Club of Scranton is home to a 27-hole, private golf course.