Salesman sues after being replaced by saleswoman

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau May 2, 2011, 9:13am

Claiming violations of his civil rights, Anthony T. Rallis filed suit against The Morrison Group Inc., doing business as Morrison Supply Co. on April 12 in the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division.

Since April 2008, Rallis was employed as a full-time Inside Sales Representative for the defendant. According to the lawsuit, the defendant hired a "new girl" in July 2010 and Rallis was terminated a few days later.

Rallis states he had no write-ups or reprimands during his employment and had just received a bonus for having top sales in the branch office. He claims Morrison Supply placed a new employee in his position, even though she was less qualified and had less experience.

The defendant is accused of violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, including violations of the Unlawful Employment Practices and Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

The plaintiff is seeking damages for lost wages and benefits, mental anguish, attorney's fees, punitive damages, court costs and interest.

Rallis is represented by Sherman attorney Ronald R. Huff. A jury trial is requested.

U.S. District Judge Michael H. Schneider is assigned to the case.

Case No. 4:11-cv-00197

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