A former employee of the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston has filed a lawsuit alleging he was fired last year because of his age.
Thomas Galan had been employed at UTMB for 20 years, starting as a computer programmer and later becoming an IT manager. Galan claims he was let go at the age of 53 after Hurricane Ike forced UTMB to temporarily shut down in September 2008 and lay off hundreds of employees. Galan’s suit argues that a 33-year-old employee who had been hired just a year earlier kept his job.
According to Galan’s age discrimination suit, the “university removed the plaintiff from his position based upon a seemingly objective standard, but did not apply the same standard to the younger worker.”
Galan seeks monetary compensation and a declaratory judgment from Galveston County 212th District Court Judge Susan Criss.
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