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.
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