Nassau to pay lifeguard in age-bias suit

Jay Lieberfarb, 72, says he was fired after

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Jay Lieberfarb, 72, says he was fired after failing a swimming test and through the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, is suing Nassau County for age discrimination. (Sept. 30, 2010) (Credit: Newsday/Jessica Rotkiewicz)

Nassau County will pay $65,000 to settle an age-discrimination suit with a lifeguard who was first suspended and then discharged in 2009 when he was 71 years old, a federal agency said Wednesday.

Jay Lieberfarb, now 74, of Valley Stream, had 50 years' experience as a lifeguard when he failed a county swimming test and was suspended, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said.

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