A Taco Bell shift manager has filed a lawsuit against her former employer that claims she was wrongfully terminated because of her age.
Claiming violations of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Debora Jackson filed suit against Taco Bell Corp. on July 3 in the Eastern District of Texas, Beaumont Division.
Jackson worked as a shift manager for the defendant at a Taco Bell location in Beaumont.
She was terminated on Jan. 25, 2011, allegedly for clocking-in early.
According to the allegations, a supervisor stated that the store needed changes because the "older workers were too set in their ways."
Jackson worked for the defendant for over 14 years.
The plaintiff is asking for an award of damages for lost wages, loss of pension or retirement benefits, future lost wages and benefits up to the mandatory retirement age of 70, interest, attorney's fees, and court costs.
Jackson is represented by Kenneth W. Lewis and Stephen L. Townsend of Bush Lewis, PLLC in Beaumont. A jury trial is requested.
U.S. District Judge Ron Clark is assigned to the case.
Case No. 1:12-cv-00329