145,000 reasons not to tell an employee they have “old-timers disease.”

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Also, it is a bad idea to give that same employee a “retire-or-be-fired” ultimatum shortly after they return from bypass heart surgery.

Am I making this stuff up?

When have you known me to do that?

No, these allegations come from a recent U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)  press release announcing a $145K settlement of age and disability discrimination claims against a Texas employer. Here’s more from the press release about how this company really stepped in it (allegedly):

According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, an employee who had been employed with [the employer] for nearly 18 years underwent bypass

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