Galveston Housing Authority sued for employee discrimination

Whitney Brakken Mar. 25, 2014, 12:50pm

A League City resident has filed a lawsuit alleging she was subjected to discrimination and retaliation while working for the Galveston Housing Authority. 

Leatha A. Groomes filed a lawsuit March 18 in the Galveston Division of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas against the Galveston Housing Authority, citing discrimination and retaliation. 

The complaint states in March 2009, Groomes began working for the defendant and after receiving racist and demeaning comments, she filed a human resources complaint on April 1, 2010.

The plaintiff contends the problem was not addressed by human resources so she filed a discrimination charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on April 7, 2010. After filing the EEOC complaint, the defendant refused to promote the plaintiff in retaliation for filing a charge of discrimination, according to the complaint.

Groomes is seeking an undisclosed amount in damages.

The plaintiff is being represented in the case by John A. Sullivan III and Robert J. Filteau of The Law Offices of Filteau & Sullivan Ltd. LLP.

United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas Case No. Case 3:14-cv-00096


This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Souhtern District of Texas. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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