Speaking against anti-Semitism led to manager's termination, suit claims

Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau Aug. 12, 2013, 7:24pm

SHERMAN - A Plano business is sued for firing a manager who claims he was terminated in retaliation for opposing the religious discrimination of an employee. 

Brett LaFrance filed suit against Intertek Testing Services on Aug. 2 in the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division.

LaFrance was formerly employed by the defendant as the district sales manager in its Plano office until Oct. 26, 2010. According to the lawsuit, LaFrance openly opposed alleged religious discrimination of a Jewish employee and as a result, LaFrance became the “subject of extensive retaliation” that ultimately led to his termination.

The defendant is accused of violating LaFrance’s civil rights.

The plaintiff is asking the court to issue an injunction stopping the defendant from employment practices that violate the Civil Rights Act and for an award of compensatory damages, back pay, interest, non-pecuniary losses, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, punitive damages, attorney’s fees and court costs.

LaFrance is represented by John E. Schulman and Margaret K. Schulman of The Schulman Law Firm in Dallas.

U.S. District Judge Ron Clark is assigned to the case.

Case No. 4:13-cv-00432

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