Affirmative Action; Discrimination, Accommodation, & Diversity; Retaliation; Disability Discrimination
Ragland v. Dallas County Community College District (N.D. Tex. Mar. 31, 2017)
Memorandum Opinion and Order granting in part and denying in part the Dallas County Community College District’s (DCCCD) Motion to Dismiss. Plaintiff claimed that while she was employed by DCCCD as an Academic Advisor, DCCCD discriminated against her in violation of Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and that it retaliated against her for bringing allegations of discriminatory treatment. The alleged adverse employment actions that triggered Plaintiff’s suit included refusing to promote her, not providing additional development opportunities, failing to accommodate her cognitive rehabilitation after she suffered a stroke, failing to accommodate her other physical conditions, and denying her a position at another DCCCD institution. She filed two Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) complaints against DCCCD. The court dismissed as time-barred all discrimination claims alleged in Plaintiff’s first EEOC complaint but allowed the claims alleged in the second EEOC complaint to proceed.