Beer vendor, 85, replaced by 75-year-old

Feb. 27, 2010 at 1:10 PM

NEW YORK, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A New York judge has thrown out an age-discrimination suit filed by an 85-year-old woman who sold beer at Mets games until she was replaced with a 75-year-old.

The New York Daily News said Mildred Block sued concession giant Aramark last year, saying it had pulled her from a prime beer stand during the last season at Shea Stadium.

Block said she was exiled to a Shea booth -- where tips were infrequent -- compared to the right field stand. During her nearly two decades at the stand, she got $40 in tips on good days.

But Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Joan Lobis ruled for the New York City Commission on Human Rights, which found it "highly unlikely" Aramark had discriminated, the Daily News said.

The ruling said Block, who still works for Aramark at the new Citi Field, was replaced with Gloria Smith, 75.

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