Dan Hartzog, Jr. obtained summary judgment in an age discrimination case brought by the former police chief against a Town under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). The former police chief was terminated at age 65. He alleged that he was terminated due to his age, and claimed that the Town Manager told him during his termination meeting that the Town Board wanted “younger blood” in the Chief’s office. He further alleged that the Mayor commented that the Town needed a “younger Chief” during his grievance appeal to the Town Board. Following discovery, the Town moved for summary judgment, which was granted on the grounds that the ex-chief was unable to establish age discrimination.
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