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HOUSTON — A Texas man is suing an oil drilling company, alleging he was fired due to racism.

Julius Isaac filed a lawsuit May 5 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Precision Drilling Company LP, Precision Drilling (US) Corporation, doing business as Precision Drilling Oilfield Services Corporation, and Precision Drilling Oilfield Services Inc., alleging racial discrimination and wrongful termination.

According to the complaint, starting in 2012, Isaac, a black man, experienced discrimination during his employment in the form of racial insults and limited work opportunities. The plaintiff alleges the defendants demoted him because of his color, and allowed a fellow worker to brag about being a racist. The suit says Isaac was fired Aug. 28, 2013.

The plaintiff alleges other black employees also experienced discrimination.

Isaac seeks a trial by jury, full actual, punitive and pecuniary damages and losses, interest at the highest allowable legal rate, all legal fees, plus any other relief the court deems just. He is represented by attorneys Andrew L. Mintz of Houston, and Joseph Y. Ahmad of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing PC in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 4:16-cv-01253

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