Molly English-Bowers Sep. 14, 2015, 2:48pm


A Beaumont woman is suing her former employer over claims of employment retaliation.

Rose Wilson filed the suit in the Beaumont Division of the Eastern District of Texas on Aug. 17 against the Beaumont Independent School District under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The suit claims on Oct. 1, 2013, the plaintiff was terminated from her position as public safety officer for the school district for "unsatisfactory performance" and for an incident that occurred at the high school football stadium, but that she had no knowledge of. After filing a Level IV grievance with the school board, the trustees overruled the plaintiff's termination and said she should return to her position and that there be no reprisal for her filing the grievance.

Instead, the plaintiff says, she was given a new assignment, a work week of only 20 hours and a resulting loss in wages. She says her supervisor never explained why she was reassigned.

The plaintiff seeks reinstatement to her employment for the school district, back pay of at least $20,000 based on the job reassignment and damages in the amount of $300,000. She also seeks attorney's fees and court costs.

The plaintiff's attorney is Michael Getz of the Law Office of Michael D. Getz, Beaumont, Texas.

Beaumont Division of the Eastern District of Texas case number 1:15-cv-00321-RC.

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