A U.S. District Court Judge in New York dismissed an employment discrimination lawsuit Tuesday brought by a former CEO who claimed a credit union allegedly didn’t hire him because he had Crohn’s disease.

Sean Jelen claimed in his civil lawsuit that the $416 million Nassau Financial Federal Credit Union in Westbury, N.Y., planned to offer him the CEO job and then allegedly rescinded the offer after learning of his disability. In court documents, Nassau Financial denied Jelen’s allegation. The credit union stated in court documents that Jelen misrepresented his “status as qualified to hold the CEO’s position and failed to disclose all relevant information.”

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