Nonprofit that helps elderly sued for age discrimination

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau Mar. 8, 2011, 5:36am

SHERMAN - An East Texas nonprofit organization, with the mission of providing social and transportation needs of the elderly, is being sued by a former employee for age discrimination.

Pat C. Greever filed suit against Collin County Committee on Aging Inc. on July 24, 2009, in Collin County District Court. The defendant removed the case on March 2 to the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division.

Greever was employed as the director of transportation for more than five years. With a planned retirement at the end of 2008, Greever alleges he was told to "retire or be terminated" in 2007. He was terminated on Oct. 11, 2007.

The defendant is accused of engaging in practices toward Greever which willfully discriminated against him on the basis of his age.

The plaintiff is seeking damages for lost wages, lost benefits, emotional distress, loss of wage earning capacity, pecuniary losses, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment of life, reinstatement or front-pay damages, punitive damages, interest, court costs and attorneys' fees.

Greever is represented by David Fielding and Laura Hallmon of Fielding, Parker & Hallmon in Fort Worth.

U.S. District Judge Richard A. Schell is assigned to the case.

Case No. 4:11-cv-00101

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