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Woman clams she was fired as Iredale Cosmetics manager due to her age

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By Marian Johns | Jan 6, 2020

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HOUSTON – A woman who was fired as a Iredale Cosmetics territory manager, despite her claim that she performed similarly to other managers, is claiming age discrimination. 

Tanda Fox filed a complaint Dec. 17 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Iredale Cosmetics Inc., alleging violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA). 

Fox, who was born in January 1954, began working for Iredale in January 2013 as a cosmetics territory manager. She alleges in her complaint that on Sept. 10, 2019, she received a "warning memo" stating she was not meeting job expectations and outlying goals she needed to reach within 60 days.  

Fox claims other territory managers who were performing similarly or worse never received a warning. She also alleges that the set goals were impossible to achieve in 60 days. Despite being the only territory manager to "hit 100 percent target for August," she was fired on Oct. 4, 2019, before the 60-day deadline and was replaced with a younger employee.

Fox seeks monetary relief, trial by jury, interest and all other just relief. She is represented by Nitin Sud of Sud Law PC in Bellaire, Texas. 

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case No. 4:19-CV-04905

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