According to The Brownsville Herald, Maria De Guzman, 53, has more than two decades of federal government service.
She filed her suit in December, claming that the
younger male officers that she trained were promoted
ahead of her, the newspaper reported. Guzman also alleges
she served on as an investigator on an FBI-led team but
was passed up for a supervisory job by a younger, Anglo
female in October 2003.
The newspaper reported that Guzman’s suit alleges that a work-related injury and prior complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and a federal employees union hindered her promotion. However, EEOC investigations cleared US Immigration & Customs Enforcement officials of any wrongdoing.
Guzman has asked for a federal jury to hear the case. US District Court Judge Andrew Hanen set a July 2007 trial date.