LUFKIN - An African-American truck driver has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against his employer claiming that he was fired for complaining about discrimination.
Bartholomew Booth filed suit against Heckmann Water Resources Corp. on Jan. 18 in the Eastern District of Texas, Lufkin Division.
Booth was hired as a truck driver by Bear Creek Environmental in Aug. 30, 2010, and transitioned to working for the defendant. Booth claims he noticed that management treated African-American employees at Heckmann’s Appleby yard differently; employees were spoken to in a demeaning manner, subjected to different rules than whites and denied benefits and privileges.
Booth states he complained about the disparate treatment on Jan. 10, 2012, and was terminated the next day.
The defendant is accused of violating Booth’s civil rights by committing discrimination and retaliation.
The plaintiff is seeking a permanent injunction stopping the defendant from further discrimination and an award of damages for back pay, reinstatement or front pay, loss of earnings, loss of earning capacity, loss of benefits, compensatory damages for pain and suffering, mental anguish and emotional distress, punitive damages, attorney’s fees, interest and court costs.
Booth is represented by Marjorie A. Murphy of The Murphy Law Practice in Houston. A jury trial is requested.
Case No. 9:13-cv-00018
- Foremost Insurance Co. accused of breach of contract
- Graceland Rentals seeks collateral from Galveston County man
- Marathon sued for injuries allegedly caused by refinery explosion
- Former Cameron International recruiter claims the company failed to pay overtime
- Longview woman accused of negligent driving
- Connecticut man alleges Texas real estate broker withheld payments
- Worker alleges Armada Towing did not pay overtime
- Texas AG reaches $470M joint state-federal settlement with HSBC
- Shopper blames Target after slipping in store
- Worker blames Westmoreland Builders for two weeks spent in coma