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Former UT coach filed discrimination complaint

A former UT track coach has claimed that she was discriminated against because of her age and gender and is filing complaints against the university’s athletic department.

According to the documents filed with the Texas Workforce Commission and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, track Coach Bev Kearney resigned on January 5th after learning that she would be terminated for an inappropriate relationship with one of her athletes back in 2002. Kearney claimed she was verbally abused and was falsely accused of NCAA violations. Kearney also said she was not getting the same significant pay increases that the white male coaches were receiving.

Kearney would have ranked as the third highest paid track coach in the country if she had completed this school year, according to the Austin-American Statesman.

At The Melton Law Firm, our lawyers understand all too well how limiting and frustrating dealing with gender discrimination can be, either as a man or woman. As such, if you are enduring such a situation, call (512) 330-0017 to discuss your options for restitution.

BP settles discrimination class action lawsuit

BP has now settled a workplace discrimination class action lawsuit for nearly $54 million after women claimed that they were not employed during the 2010 oil spill because of their gender.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission looked into these claims and did not find evidence that BP discriminated against women. Women in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana are involved in the lawsuits.

BP made a settlement fund available for those who were not employed by their contractors during the oil spill as a way to ensure that sex discrimination does not occur in the workplace.

If you have been the victim of workplace discrimination, contact the Austin discrimination lawyers of The Melton Law Firm today by calling 512-330-0017 today.

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