Nassar v. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
But there was something different about Naiel Nassar, M.D. He is an American citizen of Egyptian descent. He is also Muslim.
That wasn’t a problem until his employer, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, hired Dr. Beth Levine, who became Dr. Nassar’s boss. The new boss told Dr. Nassar she thought people from the Middle East were lazy and quizzed his supervisor on whether Dr. Nassar was working hard enough.
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Faced with such an environment, Dr. Nassar sought a new job at nearby Parkland Hospital, and nearly got it, until UT Southwestern got in the way. A federal court jury would later side with Dr. Nassar, finding that he was constructively discharged from his job based on his race, national origin or religion and that UT Southwestern retaliated against him by blocking his move to the job at Parkland.
Texas Lawyer named it the largest employment law verdict in Texas in 2010. Later, in ruling on the payment of attorneys’ fees, U.S. District Judge Jane Boyle wrote, “Ms. Aldous’ preparation was evident and her presentation at trial superb.” Our Aldous \ Walker attorneys were proud to stand with Dr. Nassar in this case.