HOUSTON – Andrew S. Golub of the law firm Dow Golub Remels & Gilbreath, PLLC in Houston has filed a discrimination lawsuit on behalf of four men who claim that they were terminated from Texas Children’s Hospital because of their respective ages.
In the 10-page suit filed on Jan. 24 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas, Randy L. Rasmussen, Andre Gerard, Thomas Collier, and Mark E. Millwee allege that TCH nearly four years ago required them to become either Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate or Cisco Certified Network Associate certified as part of their work as senior computer operations analysts. These certifications had anything to do with the job the plaintiffs performed for the hospital and “were not easily or quickly obtainable.”
The defendant fired each complainant and replaced them with younger employees, the original petition says. According to court papers, the workers in their 20s and 30s did not possess either of the supposedly-required certifications and were not required to obtain either one of them.
Consequently, the plaintiffs seek unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case No. 4:19-CV-0268