In Nashville, TN, a Public Schools employee, Betty Russell, 62, is suing the system. She claims the school offered a position for which she was a candidate to a younger and less qualified employee-allegedly awarded based on “favoritism or some other consideration.” Despite Russell’s 29 years of experience, it is alleged that someone half her age with only three years of experience got the job. An outside reviewer found Russell to be more qualified and discovered that the woman who got the job was the daughter-in-law of another school employee. Betty Russell claims the school system acted in retaliation against her after filing the grievance. She is currently suing the school for an unspecified amount of back pay, lost benefits, compensatory damages, punitive damages and other relief. See: http://nashvillecitypaper.com/content/city-news/schools-employee-sues-district-claims-age-discrimination
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