McDonald's sued after employee allegedly harassed over sexual orientation
A Jefferson County man is suing over claims he was harassed about his sexual orientation while employed by McDonald's.
Huey P. Walters filed a lawsuit Feb. 13 in the U.S. Court for the Eastern District of Texas Beaumont Division against BG Foods Inc., operating as McDonald's, citing sexual harassment.
According to the complaint, Walters was hired by McDonald's No. 4727, at 190 Interstate Highway 10 North, on Feb. 28, 2012, and he alleges he was continually questioned and harassed about his sexuality.
Walters claims that when he notified the manager, the harassment grew worse, with colleagues using derogatory terms to address him.
According to the lawsuit, in March 2012, Walters was falsely accused of theft and his employment was terminated.
Walters filed charges against the defendant with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Aug. 25, 2012, and a right to sue was issued Nov. 21, 2013.
The case has been assigned to District Judge Ron Clark and referred to Magistrate Judge Keith Giblin.
Walters filed the complaint pro se.
Eastern Texas District Court Case No. 1: 14-cv-00096
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