FDIC employee claims disability discrimination led to forced resignation

Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau Sep. 9, 2013, 5:02pm

SHERMAN - An employee of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has filed a lawsuit claiming he was forced to resign his position as a result of disability discrimination. 

Ruben Perez filed suit against Martin J. Gruenberg and Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. on Sept. 9 in the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division.

Perez, an over-40 male of Mexican national origin, was hired by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in 1987. He sustained a work related injury in 1999 and returned to work in 2001. He successfully filed a disability discrimination lawsuit against the company after returning to work in 2001.  He states that he applied for numerous positions but only received two interviews.

“In light of the enduring growth-stifling, anyone-but-Perez hostile environment, plaintiff was forced to resign in March 2012,” the lawsuit states.

The defendant is accused of disability discrimination, disability harassment, retaliation, age discrimination, national origin discrimination and race discrimination.

The plaintiff is seeking an award of damages for back pay, reinstatement, liquidated damages, compensatory and punitive damages, court costs and attorney’s fees.

Perez is represented by Houston attorney Joshua Osime. A jury trial is requested.

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

Case No. 4:13-cv-00504

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