A Texas woman is suing over claims she endured racial discrimination and taunting by coworkers and supervisors on the job.
Marcey D. Green filed a lawsuit May 5 in the Houston County District Court against Nabors Industries Inc., citing racial discrimination.
According to the complaint, Green was employed by Nabors Industries as a vendor service associate in the Houston office in 2007, but sought opportunities for promotion, which she was denied.
Green says during her tenure, the work environment grew more and more hostile, with coworkers going so far as to decorate her office with a Mammy Doll, a doll that references African American slavery, and pictures of dragons surrounded by torches reminiscent of the Ku Klux Klan, which management eventually removed.
According to the complaint, after being passed over for multiple positions for which she was more than qualified, Green approached her supervisor to express a concern she was being passed over because she was African American, and received a response that suggested she seek professional opportunities outside the company. Green says that, in addition to the toxic work environment, made her feel she had no choice but to resign.
The defendant is accused of racial discrimination and retaliation.
Green is seeking actual and punitive damages, lost wages and benefits and attorney's fees.
She is being represented in the case by attorney Alfonso Kennard Jr. of Kennard Blankenship Robinson P.C.
Houston County District Court Case No. 14-CV-1235
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