MARSHALL - A waitress has filed an age discrimination lawsuit against a Longview steakhouse after her work hours were reduced.

Nancy L. Regan filed suit against Buffets Inc., doing business as HTB Restaurants Inc., also doing business as Ryan's Family Steakhouse, on July 26 in the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division.

Regan was hired by the defendant in Novenber 2004 as a server. According to the complaint, she claims that the restaurant violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act by reducing her hours to approximately 13 work hours per week.

Regan claims she was terminated on June 18, 2011, in retaliation for filing a charge of discrimination, the suit states.

The plaintiff is seeking damages for back pay; front pay; interest; damages for mental distress, emotional pain and suffering, embarrassment, severe disappointment, indignation, shame, despair and public humiliation; liquidated damages; punitive damages; attorney's fees; and court costs.

Regan is represented by Tyler attorney William S. Hommel Jr.

Case No. 2:12-cv-00414

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