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Thursday, September 19, 2019 Group sued for allegedly firing employee who reported age discrimination

By Annie Cosby | Jun 9, 2014

A Houston man is suing over claims he was fired in retaliation for reporting age discrimination in the workplace.

Robert Keller filed a lawsuit June 3 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Group Inc., citing age discrimination.

According to the complaint, Keller was employed as Houston branch manager for outside sales for Group, when his supervisors allegedly instructed him to hire younger people.

Keller claims he reported his suspicions of age discrimination to a superior July 19, 2012, to human resources July 26, 2012, and finally on Aug. 15, 2012, to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after nothing had been done.

The complaint states the company fired Keller on Sept. 21, 2012, allegedly in retaliation.

Keller is seeking damages, back pay, front pay, attorney's fees and reinstatement.

He is being represented in the case by attorney Bruce A. Coane of Coane and Associates PLLC.

Southern District Court of Texas Houston Division Case No. 14-cv-01539.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Southern District Court of Texas Houston Division. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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