Carol Ostrow Jul. 30, 2015, 10:32am


A Maryland man is suing his former Texas employer for breach of contract in 2012, when the company allegedly failed to pay his full contracted fee.

G.K. Parandhamaia of Swanton, Md., filed a lawsuit against Ensco International Inc. of Dallas in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas on July 22, claiming unlawful employment practices following his March 2012 termination.

According to the suit, the parties entered into a written contract on or about Aug. 23, 2012, establishing terms of employment for the plaintiff as a field support supervisor, with provisions for payment in three installments.

The complaint states that Ensco remitted only two out of the three payments and that it owes Parandhamaia the sum of $32,500.

After Parandhamaia allegedly contacted the company to resolve the debt on March 1 and 5, 2012, he contends that he was terminated on March 7 without cause. Claiming he has performed all obligations as per the contract, the plaintiff seeks full reimbursement of the installment amount.

He also requests wages for 28 days he states he spent working on the defendant’s ship in February of 2012, at a rate of $516.44 per day, for an additional total of $14,460.32; as well as termination wages of $16,642.66, and 180 sick hours earned for an additional $7,746.48.

Parandhamaia seeks a total of $71,349.46 in actual damages, plus exemplary damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney’s fees, expenses, and costs. The plaintiff is represented by Trang Tran, Alecia Best of Houston and Ross Bussard of the Law Offices of Ross D. Bussard in Austin.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:15-cv-02116.

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