Ex-administrator sues Yale, claims discrimination
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A former senior administrator at Yale University is suing the Ivy League school, claiming that he was fired after more than three decades because of his age.
Sixty-three-year-old Martin Donovan says Yale officials unfairly criticized him to justify their efforts to fire him in March 2011 after he rejected suggestions that he retire.
The Hartford Courant reports that the lawsuit filed at U.S. District Court in New Haven says Donovan was the director of finance for the Yale Medical Group. He later added the position of administrator for the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.
The lawsuit claims that Donovan's bosses hid the discriminatory nature of his ouster by falsely blaming him for various things, including a doctor's leaving Yale.
Spokesman Tom Conroy says Yale believes the lawsuit is unjustified and will defend against it.