Teacher alleges she was terminated based on gender

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 14, 2019

HOUSTON — A teacher is suing school districts, alleging she was terminated based on her gender.

Sally Kruse filed a complaint March 7 in Harris County Circuit Court against British School of Houston LP, British Schools of America LLC, British Schools of Texas LLC, British International School of Houston, Nord Anglia Education Inc., doing business as British International School of Houston and BSA Resource Solutions LLC, alleging gender discrimination, retaliation, breach of contract.

The suit states Kruse is a female who emigrated from England and married a U.S. citizen. The plaintiff says she was employed by the British International School of Houston for 10 years, and had a written contract of employment that was renewed occasionally. 

The suit alleges Kruse did her job well and was highly regarded by colleagues. In August 2015, the lawsuit states, the school hired a new principal/headmaster who promoted a male teacher to a similar position that the plaintiff held. 

Kruse said she was informed Nov. 16, 2016 that she was being terminated effective Aug. 15, 2017 a year before he contract expired. The defendant alleged that the termination was due to an issue that Kruse's peers had and had nothing to do with extracurricular activities.

Kruse seeks trial by jury, damages between $200,000 and $1 million, court costs and attorney fees as well as all other just relief. She is represented by attorneys Charles T. Jeremiah, Andrea James of Holland & Knight LLP in Houston.

Harris County Circuit Court case number 2019-17012

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