The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleged that Yale New Haven Hospital's "Late Career Practitioner Policy" violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The EEOC filed an age and disability discrimination lawsuit against the hospital, part of the Yale School of Medicine.
The "Late Career Practitioner Policy" requires neuropsychological and eye medical examinations for applicants as well as employees renewing their staff privileges only if they are 70 years of age or older.
According to the allegations contained in the lawsuit, the hospital tests individuals "without any suspicion that their neuropsychological ability may have declined." The EEOC alleges that these tests are based solely on age and are not "job-related and consistent with business necessity."
The EEOC lawsuit seeks compensatory and punitive damages and injunctive relief that includes requiring the hospital to discontinue the policy. "EEOC Sues Yale New Haven Hospital for Age and Disability Discrimination" eeoc.gov (Feb. 11, 2020).