A man who worked for Fandeli International Corporation is suing the company, as well as two of his superiors, for terminating him without just cause. He is accusing the defendants of multiple offenses. The offenses include subjecting him to a hostile work environment, workplace discrimination and violating the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act.
Several months after he was promoted, the black plaintiff claims that several of his non-black co-workers began to make belittling comments in regards to his race. They also allegedly made inferences that they were going to sabotage his future. He reportedly told his manager about the issues he was having with his co-workers, but claims that nothing changed. The hostile work environment purportedly continued and he said that he was threatened for reporting the incidents.
According to his complaint, the defendants were conspiring to have him fired and made up reasons to have him removed. When the plaintiff questioned why he was only person affected by a layoff without warning, he claims that he started being questioned. He allegedly had his phone and keys taken away from him and was told that it was going to be his last day of employment.
Workers in Texas who believe that they have been the victims of workplace discrimination should first report the issue and attempt to have it resolved. If the situation remains unchanged, the employees may choose to file claims against their employers. In successful cases in which proper evidence of discrimination has been found, the claimants may receive lost wages, compensatory damages and compensation for other financial losses as deemed appropriate by the court. The employee may also be reinstated, if applicable.
Source: setexasrecord.com, "Man files racial discrimination case", Annie Cosby, Dec. 16, 2014