Former Twitter Engineer Sues For Age Discrimination

A 57-year old ex-Twitter engineer says he was fired for being old and sick

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    Twitter is being sued by a former employee alleging age discrimination.

    Peter Taylor had a good job at Twitter.

    Until the 57-year-old was fired after a younger supervisor made derogatory comments about his age, that is.

    That allegation and others are part of an age discrimination lawsuit filed against the tech giant last week, according to SF Weekly.

    Taylor worked at the company's data center in "deployment," according to the SF Examiner, and received a positive evaluation six weeks before he was fired.

    The lawsuit says that he had surgery for kidney stones a month before his termination, but was then given more work to complete while recovering, according to the lawsuit.

    He was fired and then replaced with younger employees, the newspapers reported.

    Twitter says the lawsuit is meritless.