Disabled and mentally handicapped man sues McDonald's after termination

Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau Apr. 17, 2012, 5:00am


TYLER - A Tyler man who is mentally handicapped and disabled has filed a disability discrimination lawsuit against his employer after he was terminated from his position.

Chad Albright filed suit against McDonald's in the 241st Judicial District Court of Smith County on March 6, 2012. The defendant removed the case to the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division on April 9.

Albright was hired by McDonald's in October 1998 and received reasonable accommodations due to his mental handicap.

According to the lawsuit, Albright was treated differently depending on the store's manager. Finally, in July 2010, Albright was forced to resign as a result of continued harassment and disability discrimination from the store's latest manager.

The defendant is accused of disability discrimination, harassment and creating a hostile work environment, retaliation, and constructive discharge.

Albright is seeking damages for lost pay and benefits, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment of life, consortium and other non-pecuniary losses, pain and anguish, emotional pain and suffering, exemplary damages, attorney's fees, interest and court costs.

The plaintiff is represented by Mark Anthony Acuna and Alan Braun of Davis Law Firm in San Antonio. A jury trial is requested.

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

Case No. 2:12-cv-00254

More News