A Tarrant County, Texas jury awarded $1.7 million to a former North Richland Hills assistant fire chief in an age discrimination lawsuit. The jury also noted that the 51-year-old was terminated as part of city retaliation for his complaints about age discrimination. The EEOC found that Hughes had been discriminated against because of his age. Two other former fire officials also filed complaints with the EEOC claiming age discrimination. The EEOC also found that they had been discriminated against because of age.