HOUSTON – A former sales representative is suing AT&T, alleging racial discrimination.
Bryce Brown, an African American from Harris County, filed lawsuit Jan. 20 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against AT&T Services Inc. alleging a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights of 1964.
According to the complaint, on Nov. 15, 2011, Brown was wrongfully terminated by AT&T at its Amarillo office, and he filed a grievance with his union, the Communication Workers of America. Following a three-year battle, the suit says, Brown reached an agreement with AT&T May 13, 2014, that included monetary terms and a provision that he would eligible for rehire at AT&T.
After applying for more than 25 sales representative positions from May-November 2014, without a callback, the plaintiff alleges he was told he had a ``not eligible for rehire” designation on his employment profile. That action, according to the lawsuit, was a direct breach of the settlement agreement.
Brown seeks a jury trial, compensatory damages, back pay including lost wages and benefits, front pay including future bonuses, lost earnings and benefits, injunctive relief, plus court costs. He is represented by attorney Chukwudi Egbuonu of the Law Office of Chukwudi Egbuonu in Houston.
Houston Division of the Southern Division of Texas Court Case number 4:16-cv-00169.