We have been following the lawsuit of 86-year-old beer vendor Mildred Block
against the Aramark corporation.
Sadly, that pursuit has had its last call, as an appellate court through out her discrimination lawsuit Tuesday. Here are the details from the New York Post:
She's cut off!
An octogenarian Mets beer lady says she was
reassigned to food duty at baseball games in favor of a scrappy
up-and-comer -- a 75-year-old woman.
Mildred Block, 86, sued
Aramark, which ran concessions at Shea Stadium, for age discrimination,
but an appeals court yesterday upheld a lower court ruling saying her
lawsuit is a total strikeout.
Block was moved from working a
right-field beer stand to a less lucrative food booth at Shea in 2008.
Her 40-year old partner was not reassigned.
was that she made much less money in tips working at the food booth as
opposed to the beer stand, where she raked in an average of $40 in tips
Aramark, which ran the concessions at Shea, said the move was
necessary because the line at Block's stand moved too slowly, which
Block blamed on her co-worker.
The state Appellate Division
found the brew-haha didn't rise to the level of discrimination.
Block currently works at Citi Field.