ASPEN, Colo. (AP) -€” A housekeeper suing Aspen Skiiing Co. for discrimination has lost her age-discrimination claim. But her claim that the company violated disability protections will proceed.

The Aspen Times reports that housekeeper Arcelia Rojo claims the company fired her because of her age and a nagging elbow injury she received on the job.

Rojo injured her elbow in 2011 while cleaning a shower at The Little Nell Hotel.

The fall left Rojo with chronic “tennis elbow,” and she was transferred. She was fired two years later at age 49. The company said Rojo was fired because of “her inability to follow her restrictions.”

U.S. District Judge Richard P. Matsch in Denver threw out Rojo’s age-discrimination claim last week. But he allowed her claim under the Americans With Disabilities Act to proceed.

(© Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s