Texas Tech Branch Beats Age Bias Suit At State High Court

Law360 (November 20, 2020, 3:27 PM EST) -- Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso on Friday ditched a longtime administrative employee's age discrimination suit after the state's Supreme Court overturned two lower court orders and ruled she hadn't shown the school hired a younger worker to replace her.

In an opinion penned by Justice Jeffrey S. Boyd, the court determined Loretta Flores failed to establish a prima facie case that she was discriminated against when she was moved to a new department and given a new job — and a salary cut — during changes to the school's leadership structure starting in 2014.

While Flores had demonstrated...

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