John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Jun. 19, 2013, 1:02pm

HOUSTON - A Fort Bend County man is suing Woodlands Religious Community on allegations they fired him because of his race and age, recent court documents say.

Richmond resident Nolan Davis filed a lawsuit against the defendant, doing business as Interfaith of The Woodlands, in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas on June 17.

Davis, an African American, states the respondent "intentionally" discriminated against him by not affording him employment advancement while awarding promotions to non-white workers.

According to the original petition, it promoted two non-black men of lesser qualifications and experience than the plaintiff to the position of career office supervisor as well as elevated a non-black woman to that of staffing specialist.

When the complainant inquired about another position within the organization, the suit says, the defendant retaliated against him by terminating his employment.

The suit further claims WRC subjected Davis to ageism as the respondent moved to retain its younger workers.

He was 58 at the time of the events in question.

Davis says he has been unable to secure new employment and suffered high blood pressure.

A jury trial is requested.

Attorney Reginald E. McKamie of the Law Offices of Reginald E. McKamie Sr. PC in Houston is representing the plaintiff.

Case No. 4:13-CV-1761

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