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Faculty association files lawsuit over wrongful terminations in Brownsville

The Texas Faculty Association, on behalf of three former faculty members who said they were unlawfully let go because of their age, is suing the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College. The wrongful termination lawsuit was filed on Thursday, February 20 in a federal district court in Brownsville.

The staff counsel for the Texas State Teachers Association filed the lawsuit for Juan Antonio Gonzalez, Karen Fuss-Somer, and Dorothy Boven, who were all laid off despite their claims that there was nothing wrong with their job performance.

The three had been granted tenure at TSC and also became tenured faculty members at UTB when the two educational institutions merged in 1992.

According to the lawsuit, the policy to preserve non-tenured faculty members over tenured ones is “an artificial, arbitrary, and unnecessary barrier to employment” that has negative effects on faculty members 40 years old and above.

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Humble pharmacist files wrongful termination lawsuit

A pharmacist at Humble Surgical Hospital has now filed a wrongful termination and retaliation lawsuit against her former employer after she was allegedly fired when she reported multiple errors to her superiors.

Officials with the hospital have denied the allegations at this time. The woman was hired as the director of pharmacy at the hospital in October 2011, where she was in charge of running the pharmacy as well as looking over the patient’s charts.

It was also in her job description to report any medication errors that were found. She documented all errors that were made, but on Jan. 23, the nursing officer allegedly counseled her to stop doing so and to stop informing the nurses of these errors. She fired just a few days later.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of workplace retaliation, contact the Austin employment lawyers of The Melton Law Firm today by calling 512-330-0017.

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