COURT PRUNES AGE LAWSUIT BY EXECS AGAINST LESLIE FAY

NEW YORK--Federal Court Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum has dismissed claims of age discrimination against three current or former senior executives of The Leslie Fay Cos. brought under federal and state employment codes.
But the judge refused to dismiss the part of the suit brought under a New York City civil rights law because, unlike the state and federal statutes that target companies, the city law specifically prohibits employees of a company from practicing discriminatory employment practices.
The three defendants--John J. Pomerantz, chairman and chief executive officer of Leslie Fay, Laura Pomerantz, a former executive vice president and John's wife, and Alan Golub, former president of the apparel maker--are accused in the 1994 suit filed by a former Leslie Fay factory worker of "getting rid of" older workers.
The former factory worker, Lee L. Kishbaugh, is seeking $9 million in damages. Leslie Fay is in Chapter 11 proceedings. --Fairchild News Service

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