The Texas Bar Association was sued for discrimination. Montgomery Miller, a 15 year employee for the bar, complained to his supervisor about problems with his foot. He said he suffered from several maladies causing foot pain. Two weeks later, he was fired. See Texas Lawyer report. The suit has now settled within just a few months of filing. Mr. Miller sued on the basis of disability discrimination.
The Bar’s chief counsel said the suit was settled for just less than $50,000. I bet it did. Whenever a 15 year employee is fired two weeks after mentioning health problems, that strongly suggests discrimination.
Readers should note again, that a case settled for what probably amounts to one year’s pay, more or less. The myth that discrimination claims, even strong ones, result in million dollar verdicts is just that, a myth.