GALVESTON — A former employee is suing Men's Wearhouse, alleging she was fired due to disability discrimination

Effie M. Patterson of Brazoria County filed a lawsuit April 21 in the Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas against The Men's Wearhouse Inc. and MWDC Texas Inc., doing business as a MW Cleaners, alleging failure to uphold the Americans with Disabilities Act, civil rights violations and wrongful termination. 

According to the complaint, in 2015, Patterson, who had worked six years as a store manager for the defendant, experienced several medical problems and requested adequate accommodations. Her requests were refused by Men's Wearhouse management, the suit says. 

Instead, the plaintiff alleges the defendants grew increasingly more hostile toward her when she asked for special considerations regarding her health, leading, ultimately, to her termination.

Patterson seeks a trial by jury, all damages, interest at the maximum legal rate, all legal fees and any other relief the court deems just. She is represented by attorney John Bruster Loyd of Jones, Gillaspia & Loyd LLP in Houston.

Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 3:16-cv-00104

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