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Montigel files age discrimination suit against TCU

Purp

Active Member
You just stated that it has the retaliation aspect in the suit - not sure what part you are missing.

He can't file specifically under the Texas Whistleblower Act if that is what you were expecting - first TCU is not a government entity, second its been more than 90 days since his termination and third the complaint is not a safety related event that would be covered by OSHA.

Against a "non-public" entity, he has to file for wrongful termination - which is what he did and used the age discrimination as the primary complaint and the retaliation for his stance and the fact that he didn't accept their original offer to go away quietly as the support.

My statements that he was one of the people that went to VBo was why I said "assume he was one". I have no idea who told VBo and the administrators - but I do know someone on the staff/faculty did and it was more than one person that complained about it. And I know we have taken and are still taking steps to stop it - that doesn't mean it didn't happen or should just be ignored as if its all ok now.

But again - if you all really think he is just doing this out of spite or for money - we will see soon enough because there is a 99% chance Means will have it resolved before a trial date is set.
If he were being terminated, at least in part, for being a whistle blower, wouldn't he have to confess in the suit to blowing the whistle to VBo? If he didn't do that in the suit then that claim would seem baseless, no?
 

FrogBall09

Active Member
If he were being terminated, at least in part, for being a whistle blower, wouldn't he have to confess in the suit to blowing the whistle to VBo? If he didn't do that in the suit then that claim would seem baseless, no?
no - its a filing, not where you are making your case.

At some point if he is trying to say part of why his contract was not renewed was not only age but in retaliation for his viewpoint/stance - he will have to present how Donati was aware he didn't agree with the "frat house" approach and why Montigel's disagreement had been threatening to Donati or the department. But no way his side would present that in writing to be used to build a defense before it's time.
 

An-Cap Frog

Member
It's rich that Rogge Dunn is representing Montigel. Rogge is a huge supporter of SMU athletics
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Toad Jones

Active Member
So this is you— 70's and coaching at the same employer for many years. Suddenly you're told your contract will not renewed and no retirement benefits??? IS THAT CORRECT??!@ Surely that is not right? I've read that..... IS that correct...... ? Pray tell me, what did he do to warrant that? That is severe and difficult to accept. Not from TCU??!
 
on a positive note - I did see the plans for the TCU practice facility and dedicated building at Colonial today - it will sit on the east side driving range and take up the northern 1/3rd of the current expanded tee area.

Looks like TCU will own 2 of the 3 bays plus have some level of lounge/locker room for the players and the entire building will have a "comfort station" (food, refreshments, etc) similar to the one the club added by 13 green after the restoration.
Whats the status on this? Wasn’t it supposed to be finished this month? Maybe my memory is wrong, but I didn’t see any construction going on at the east end of the range during Colonial.
 

Realtorfrog

Full Member
So this is you— 70's and coaching at the same employer for many years. Suddenly you're told your contract will not renewed and no retirement benefits??? IS THAT CORRECT??!@ Surely that is not right? I've read that..... IS that correct...... ? Pray tell me, what did he do to warrant that? That is severe and difficult to accept. Not from TCU??!
Yes the recruiting and daily operations had passed him by. It was time and he’s now bitter. Should have probably happened a few years ago yet TCU gave him a chance to turn it around or step down.
 

TCUdirtbag

Active Member
Whats the status on this? Wasn’t it supposed to be finished this month? Maybe my memory is wrong, but I didn’t see any construction going on at the east end of the range during Colonial.
Good question. I assume it’s behind schedule. Half the clubhouse was leveled recently so projects there are very much ongoing.
 

Ron Swanson

Full Member
So this is you— 70's and coaching at the same employer for many years. Suddenly you're told your contract will not renewed and no retirement benefits??? IS THAT CORRECT??!@ Surely that is not right? I've read that..... IS that correct...... ? Pray tell me, what did he do to warrant that? That is severe and difficult to accept. Not from TCU??!
Where are you getting the no retirement benefits thing?
 

FrogBall09

Active Member
Whats the status on this? Wasn’t it supposed to be finished this month? Maybe my memory is wrong, but I didn’t see any construction going on at the east end of the range during Colonial.
it would not have been scheduled for completion this month even originally - I can check to see the current date but nothing but the golf course was scheduled for completion this calendar year.
 
it would not have been scheduled for completion this month even originally - I can check to see the current date but nothing but the golf course was scheduled for completion this calendar year.

According to this article from last year, it was supposed to be completed in July 2024. So not sure what happened. Hopefully it’s still planned.
 
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