March 9, 2020

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the “EEOC”) sued Yale New Haven Hospital (“Hospital”) on February 11, 2020, alleging the hospital is in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”), 29 U.S.C. § 621 et. seq., the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), 42 U.S.C. §12101, et. seq., and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, 42 U.S.C. §1981a, by adopting and implementing a “Late Career Practitioner Policy” in 2016.  Specifically, this policy requires any medical provider age 70 and older who applies for, or seeks to renew, medical staff privileges at the hospital to take both an ophthalmologic and a neuropsychological medical examination. The suit alleges medical providers under the age of 70 are not subject to this requirement.

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