HOUSTON — A Harris County woman is suing Texas Southern and its president, alleging discrimination in undermining her authority over staffers. 

Faith J. Jackson filed a lawsuit April 25 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Texas Southern University, President John M. Rudley and Dannye R. Holley, dean of the Thurgood Marshall School of Law,   alleging discrimination and gender discrimination.

According to the complaint, between 2012 and January 2016, Jackson, an associate professor and associate dean, experienced discrimination. The plaintiff alleges the defendants bypassed Jackson by giving her minimum authority over her staff and even go as far as to telling the plaintiff that she was just a "facilitator," which caused Jackson humiliation.

Jackson seeks a trial by jury, the promotion to which she is entitled, actual pay and compensatory damages, interest, all legal fees and any other relief the court deems just. She is represented by attorney Scott K. Bui of Bui & Nhan, P.L.L.C. in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 4:16-cv-01123

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