Healthcare and Employment Law: Doctor’s Claims of Age Discrimination and Failure to Accommodate Mental Health Issues

Verrill Dana represented Penobscot Community Healthcare in an appeal to the Maine Supreme Court arising from an age discrimination complaint by one of its doctors. After the trial court granted summary judgment in favor of PCHC, the doctor complained that the trial court had failed to provide proper accommodations for his mental health issues in the context of the motion for summary judgment. The Supreme Court rejected the doctor’s appeal, affirming summary judgment in favor of PCHC. The case is Gallagher v. Penobscot Community Healthcare, 2019 ME 88.