Taco Bell manager sues after losing job due to someone else leaving back door open

Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau May 27, 2013, 10:00pm

SHERMAN - After 31 years of employment, a Taco Bell training manager claims her termination was an act of age and racial discrimination. 

Paula Bland Ramsey filed suit against Taco Bell Corp. on April 1 in Denton County District Court. The defendant removed the case on May 21 the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman District.

Ramsey, an African-American female, age 50, was employed by the defendant for more than 31 years until she was terminated on Oct. 23, 2012.  At the time of her termination, she was a market training manager.

Ramsey claims that in the months leading up to her termination, her immediate supervisor made comments about Ramsey’s age and race.

Ramsey was terminated after another employee left a store’s back door open. She claims the termination was age and racial discrimination.

The plaintiff is seeking an award of damages for lost wages, mental anguish, loss of earnings and benefits, exemplary damages, interest, court costs and attorney’s fees.

Ramsey is represented by James L. Bauguss III of Bauguss Law Firm in Arlington.  A jury trial is requested.

U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap is assigned to the case.

Case No. 2:13-cv-00419

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