Eli Lilly sued by former employees alleging age discrimination, citing hiring practices favoring interns
A class action lawsuit from two former sales representatives has been filed in US District Court, accusing Eli Lilly of age discrimination throughout its hiring process and going as far as to allege that the Big Pharma hired younger workers on the basis of physical attractiveness.
The two plaintiffs have applied to work for Lilly several times, never making it past the first interview stage, the lawsuit says. Jerad Grimes, 49, worked as a Lilly sales rep for several years before being laid off from his position in Florida, and Georgia Emily Edmondson, 55, had previously held roles in pharma, but alleges she lost out on job opportunities at Lilly to younger applicants.
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