An Angelina County man has sued his company for alleged wrongful termination.
Roy McMullen of Lufkin filed a lawsuit March 24 in the Lufkin Division of the Eastern District of Texas against Quad/Graphics Marketing, alleging unlawful business practices in his 2014 termination.
According to the complaint, on Jan. 19, 2014, McMullen, 63, was dismissed from his position as press room supervisor for the Quad/Graphics, a decision that was based on his age. The plaintiff maintains he was qualified for the position and capable of performing the job.
The suit states McMullen, who had been employed by the defendant and its predecessor company since 1970, was led to believe his termination was due to a customer’s dissatisfaction with a printed sample and its subsequent cancellation of its account.
The complaint alleges the customer in question was simply transferred to another division of the company and there was no interruption in its service agreement with Quad/Graphics. Moreover, McMullen states, the firm deliberately misled him, falsely accused him of poor performance, and had a history of discriminating against older employees.
The plaintiff alleges violation of the Human Rights Act, and says Quad/Graphics terminated him on false pretexts, replaced him with a younger employee and dismissed him unlawfully and intentionally with indifference to his rights. He cities lost wages, emotional pain and suffering, and inconvenience.
McMullen seeks: reinstatement with back pay or front pay in lieu of reinstatement; punitive damages; attorney fees; expenses and costs. He is represented by attorney George Chandler of Chandler, Mathis & Zivley of Lufkin.
Lufkin Division of the Eastern District of Texas case number: 9:15-cv-00040