Tenured COM educator alleges school paying him less because of age

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Jan. 25, 2013, 1:03pm

GALVESTON - Local resident Bruce Glover alleges the College of the Mainland is not paying him properly because of his age and has filed a lawsuit.

Recent court documents filed Jan. 24 in Galveston County District Court asserts that Glover is paid less than individuals younger than him. 

Glover, 60, is a tenured faculty member at COM who heads the school's Department of Business and Computer Technologies, a position he has held since 2007.

The suit states that the college "has utilized a variety of methods for determining the salary scale that is applied to the plaintiff as a faculty member."

"As a result, the plaintiff has received fewer and smaller salary increases from his employer than other faculty members who do not belong to his protected group by virtue of their age, race and/or gender," the original petition says.

Glover claims he filed a formal complaint in response to the"disparate" treatment, but "the defendant denied that its actions had been motivated by discrimination and refused to properly correct the disparity in the plaintiff's compensation."

COM's refusal to correct such disparity in pay not only impacts his current wage losses in the past and present but also his future wages and retirement payments, the suit says.

A jury trial is requested.

Attorney John A. Sullivan III with The Law Offices of Filteau & Sullivan Ltd. LLP in Houston is representing the complainant.

Galveston County 10th District Court Judge Kerry L. Neves is presiding over the case.

Case No. 13-CV-115

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