MARSHALL – An African-American administrative assistant formerly employed by the Marshall Independent School District alleges she was terminated because of her age and race.

Patricia Butler filed a complaint on Sept. 12 in the Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas against Marshall Independent School District alleging that the former employer violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff was employed by the defendant as an administrative assistant in the administration office from 2005 to 2008 and from 2012 to 2017. She alleges she was discriminated against because of her race and age and that she faced retaliation because she made a discrimination complaint.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and punitive damages, reinstatement or front pay, attorneys’ and expert fees and costs, pre- and post-judgment interest and such other just and proper relief. She is represented by William S. Hommel Jr. of Hommel Law Firm in Tyler.

Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas case number 2:17-cv-00644

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