Doctor alleges physicians group treated her unfairly due to gender

By Carrie Bradon | May 13, 2019

HOUSTON — A New Mexico doctor is suing a Houston physicians group, alleging she was treated unfairly due to her gender.

Dr. Kara Bucci of Albuquerque filed a complaint April 6 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against M.D. Anderson Physicians Network, alleging gender discrimination, violation of the Equal Pay Act, violation of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and retaliation, 

According to the complaint, Bucci was an associate professor of radiation oncology at the University of Texas. The plaintiff alleges she was exposed to a hostile work environment based on her gender and was retaliated against. Bucci alleges on one occasion another doctor berated her in front of the entire staff.

The suit states that as a result of unsubstantiated complaints, her contract with MD Anderson was not renewed.

Bucci seeks trial by jury, court costs, and all just relief.  The plaintiff is represented by attorneys Alfonso Kennard Jr., of Kennard Miller Hernandez PC in Houston and by Daniel J. Salas of San Antonio.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:19-CV-01651

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