An age discrimination lawsuit against Manheim Township could be headed to trial this fall if pending settlement talks fail.

A settlement conference is scheduled for Aug. 5, according to the court docket. If both sides fail to agree on a settlement, the case could head to trial as soon as October, according to the former employee’s attorney, Bryan Lentz.

The federal lawsuit states former township highway superintendent Guy R. Bunteman was fired nearly three years after a laborer 20 years his junior was hired. Bunteman was 51 years old when the lawsuit was filed last October in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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