Molly English-Bowers Dec. 16, 2015, 12:45pm


HOUSTON--A former worker is suing T-Mobile, alleging disability discrimination and retaliation. 

Christopher Lucas filed a lawsuit Sept. 28 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against T-Mobile USA Inc.

Lucas plaintiff began working as a store manager at one of T-Mobile's Houston locations in September 2013. Three months later, the suit says, the plaintiff was diagnosed with ADHD. He alleges he told his district manager about the diagnosis, and that he had been prescribed medication. 

According to the complaint, in May 2014, Lucas was transferred from the Houston store to a kiosk in the Katy Mills Mall, and a month later he filed an internal report with the defendant's Human Resources Department, addressing the ADHD diagnosis and the district manager's treatment of him since the diagnosis. The same day, the lawsuit states, the district manager placed Lucas on a performance action plan, complaining of the plaintiff's job performance.

On July 15, 2014, the plaintiff was terminated. The suit says at no time did the district manager ask about any reasonable accommodation so Lucas could continue working.

Lucas seeks back pay, reinstatement or front pay, if reinstatement isn't feasible, court costs and attorney fees, plus damages for mental anguish and emotional distress, and compensatory damages. He also requests a trial by jury. He is represented by attorneys Daryl J. Sinkule and Todd Slobin of Shellist Lazarz Slobin in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 4:15-cv-02825.

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