According to the EEOC’s suit, Marymount initially selected a 64-year-old choreography instructor and two other applicants as finalists for an assistant professorship in dance composition. After determining that the 64-year-old was the leading candidate, Marymount’s search committee expanded its search to include a less qualified, 37-year-old applicant as a fourth finalist because it considered her to be “at the right moment of her life for commitment to a full-time position,” the lawsuit says.
The agency is accusing Marymount of passing over the 64-year-old applicant and hiring the 37-year-old applicant because of age.
Marymount is a private liberal arts college in New York City.The suit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (Civil Action No. 12-cv-2388 (JPO)).
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