HOUSTON - A Houston woman claims Ceres Gulf Inc. discriminated against her because of her gender, recent court papers say.

Ana D. Johnson sued the business in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas on June 25.

The lawsuit states that the defendant treated Johnson's male co-workers better than her, calling the discrimination in question intentional.

According to the original petition, the respondent did not call or give Johnson the same number of hours as the men to work the clerk-in-charge position.

"Specifically, the male clerks were assigned to work approximately four times more hours than the plaintiff," the suit says.

It insists that Johnson was the most experienced worker.

"Such disparate work assignments were made notwithstanding that the plaintiff had higher seniority and by work rules in place that the plaintiff should have had the first opportunity for work assignments," the suit says.

"Male clerks were trained and the plaintiff was not."

Johnson adds she reported the purported mistreatment only for the company to retaliate against her by denying her work assignments.

A jury trial is requested.

Attorney Reginald E. McKamie Sr. of the Law Offices of Reginald E. McKamie Sr., P.C. in Houston is representing the complainant.

Case No. 4:13-CV-1851

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