Court Revives Suit Against U. of Texas Health Center

April 1, 2014

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio must defend itself against charges that it failed to renew a nurse's contract because she had accused administrators there of sexual harassment, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit vacated part of a lower federal court's ruling dismissing the complaint brought by Monica Hague, saying that a jury could reasonably conclude that the university's reasons for letting Hague go were "pretextual" and that it may have retaliated against her. The divided appeals panel affirmed the lower court's dismissal of Hague's harassment and discrimination claims.



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