HOUSTON -- A Texas man is suing Comcast, alleging workplace discrimination led to his termination.
Johnathan A. Davis filed a lawsuit Sept. 8 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Comcast Cable Communications Management LLC, doing business as Comcast CC of Willow Grove.
According to the complaint, Davis began working for Comcast in June 2006 as an account executive, working there for four years without incident, receiving numerous bonuses and awards.
The suit says the work environment changed when a new supervisor took over the plaintiff's department. At one point, they had a discussion about religion, which Davis alleges, resulted in harassment from the defendant about the plaintiff's beliefs.
On Oct. 4, 2013, the plaintiff was injured in a motorcycle accident and went on medical leave pursuant to the Family Medical Leave Act. When he returned to work, Davis found much had changed, the suit says. As Davis was getting up to speed with the changes, his supervisor terminated the plaintiff's employment April 7, 2014, alleging poor performance, the suit states.
The lawsuit alleges religious discrimination, religious harassment, retaliation, discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act, violation of the FMLA, and breach of contract for defendant's failure to pay commissions.
Davis seeks damages for lost earnings, employment benefits and pension, mental anguish, emotional distress and physical illness, reinstatement to his former position, attorney fees and court costs. He is represented by attorney Adolph Guerra of The Law Offices of Adolph R. Guerra Jr. in Houston.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 4:15-cv-02580