Former UTB/TSC faculty members suing schools for illegal termination
POSTED: Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 1:21pm
UPDATED: Friday, February 21, 2014 - 9:58am
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — The Texas Faculty Association has filed a lawsuit on behalf of three former UTB/TSC faculty members allegeding they were illegally terminated from their jobs after the two schools were dissolved.
TFA and the National Education Association acted on behalf of plaintiffs Juan Antonio Gonzalez, Dorothy Boven and Karen Fuss-Sommer and contends that all three were terminated in violation of the federal Age Discrimination Employment Act and the University of Texas System rules.
Boven is also allegeding she was denied equal pay, under federal law, because she taught a fifth class which she was not paid for while other male faculty members were compensated for the same class.
All three contend they have suffered a loss of income, benefits and damage to their professional and personal reputation. They are seeking reinstatement to their former positions with tenure, back pay, benefits, court cost, attorney's fees and exemplary damages to punish the defendants.
The named defendants are UTB President Juliet Garcia, UTB Provost Alan F.J. Artibise and Texas Southmost College President Lily Tercero.
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