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Male Nurse Alleges Title VII Violations

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A male licensed vocational nurse claims that he lost his job with Mental Health Mental Retardation Services in Texoma and was given no reason for his termination. Court records show, however, that the nurse was replaced by a female employee.

The Southeast Texas Record reports that the nurse Mark Murray is turning his termination into a gender discrmination case, alleging violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. With a Texas employment lawyer, Mark Murray has reportedly filed a lawsuit against Mental Health Mental Retardation Services in the Sherman Division of the Eastern District of Texas.

The plaintiff claims that he worked for the defendant for approximately six months before he was fired. He stated that he was not written up or counseled for poor performance while working with the company and that his supervisors had only referenced employment "at will" provisions upon his dismissal.

A jury trial has been quested with this case, where the plaintiff is seeking awards for mental anguish, punitive damages, attorney's fees, costs of court, interest and for his actual damages sustained.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits sex discrimination in workplace and also prohibits retaliation against an employee for opposing a discriminatory employment practice. FindLaw states that such discrimination can take many forms including unequal pay, discriminatory job standards, failure to promote, or of course termination based on discrimination. Victims of gender discrimination should contact an experienced Texas employment lawyer to learn more about filing a legal claim and to ensure that legal rights are protected in the workplace.

Related Resources:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (FindLaw)
  • Employment Discrimination: Overview (FindLaw)
  • Find a Houston Employment Lawyer (FindLaw)

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