Fired At 71, Lifeguard Gets $65,000 In Age-Bias Suit

lifegard wins age-bias lawsuit
lifegard wins age-bias lawsuit

VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. -- A New York lifeguard who was fired at age 71 has settled an age-discrimination lawsuit for $65,000.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission tells Newsday (http://bit.ly/LmuN22) that Jay Lieberfarb had 50 years of experience as a lifeguard when he failed a Nassau County swimming test in 2009. Lieberfarb lives in Valley Stream on Long Island and is now 74.