Age Discrimination Trial in Longview Draws Media Attention for Weatherly

A Gregg County, Texas jury trial resulted in a $195,871 judgment for a construction worker allegoing that Longview Bridge and Road, Ltd fired him because he mentioned to a company manager that he was nearly 60 years old. Days after the conversation, an offer to transfer Jimmie Jackson to avoid a lay-off was withdrawn. Brian Bunt and Zachary Austin, counsel for defendant, made no settlement offer prior to the 1-week trial, parts of which appeared on local television news stations.

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