HOUSTON — A former teacher is suing the Houston school district, alleging race and age discrimination and retaliation.

Roy Fuller filed a complaint July 17 in Harris County District Court against the Houston Independent School, alleging violation of the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act.

According to the complaint, Fuller, who began working for the district as marketing teacher in August 2000, has been deprived of equal employment opportunities, was subjected to age and race discrimination and retaliation for participating in protected activities following his dismissal April 20, 2015. Fuller says he applied for an HISD opening as a marketing teacher in January 2016. The suit says he was never interviewed for the position, which was given to a Hispanic female, who was younger and less experienced.

Fuller alleges HISD wrongly terminated his employment and replaced him with a younger employee and refused to consider him for any teacher vacancies.

Fuller seeks trial by jury, actual, compensatory and exemplary damages, attorney fees, costs of court, interest and all other lawful and equitable relief. He is represented by attorney David J. Manley of Houston.

Harris County District Court case number 2017-47104

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