David Yates May. 16, 2012, 5:35am
Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves
Port Neches resident Julian Robles has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against Greenlawn Memorial Park, alleging he was fired for refusing to break open unknown burial containers without a court order.
The suit was filed May 10 in Jefferson County District Court.
According to the petition, Robles worked as a groundskeeper for the Groves cemetery.
Allegedly, his supervisor ordered him to do the following:
Robels was fired after he refused to commit the above listed illegal acts, the suit alleges.
He claims the defendant acted with malice, entitling him to punitive damages on top of his lost wages and benefits.
Attorney Chris Portner of the Beaumont law firm Portner Bond represents him.
Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court, is assigned to the case.
Case No. D192-435