MARSHALL – An African-American employee alleges his race and age were factors in his termination from a school district.

Jobbie King Jr. filed a complaint on Feb. 20 in the Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas against Marshall Independent School District alleging violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff was employed by the defendant from 2006 to February 2017 as director of facilities and auxiliary services. He alleges he was fired on a pretexual reason and replaced by younger, white employees. The suit states he is older than 40.

The plaintiff holds Marshall Independent School District responsible because the defendant allegedly intentionally discriminated because of his race and age, retaliated against him and terminated him for participating in protected activity and replaced him with younger white employees.

The plaintiff seeks economic and compensatory damages, liquidated damages, attorneys’ fees, expert fees, taxable costs, pre- and post-judgment interest and such other proper relief. He is represented by William S. Hommel Jr. of Hommel Law Firm in Tyler.

Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas case number 2:18-cv-00037

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