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Mon General Accused of Age Discrimination in Lawsuits


Two former workers at Mon General Hospitals say they were forced out of their jobs in favor of younger employees.

The Dominion Post reports that 61-year-old Concetta Chipps and 59-year-old Mary Alkire made the claim this week in lawsuits filed in Monongalia County Circuit Court.

The women said they had worked at the hospital for more than 20 years, and each said they were harassed and the target of other actions aimed at getting them to quit.

A spokeswoman said Mon General does not comment on personnel matters.