SHERMAN— A Lewisville man is suing a Ponder automotive business, alleging he was fired because he refused to work beyond the maximum allowance of hours.
Shawn M. Bradley filed a lawsuit Jan. 11 in the Sherman County District Court against Automotive Fleetserve LLC, Fleetserve LLC and Fleetserve One LLC alleging discrimination in violation of the Surface Protection Assistance Act.
According to the complaint, Bradley was a service technician from January 2014 through March 2015, and among his duties was driving a commercial motor vehicle. In February 2015, the suit says, the plaintiff refused to fulfill a certain duty that would have violated a federal law concerning the maximum allowance for hours worked.
The following month, shortly after the incident, the lawsuit states, Bradley was discharged from his position. The suit says Fleetserve said the firing was because of refusal to fulfill another duty, which was unrelated.
Bradley seeks up to $250,000 for lost pay, benefits, litigation costs, expert witness fees, and reasonable attorney fees. He is represented by attorneys J. David Apple of Apple & Fink LLP in Coppel, and Shannon D. Norris of the Norris Law Firm PLLC in Coppel.
Sherman County District Court Case number 4:16-cv-00033