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Welder alleges he was terminated by Upchurch Industrial because of age

By Wadi Reformado | Jul 15, 2016

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GALVESTON – A Florida man has filed suit against a Horn Lake, Mississippi business alleging he was terminated because of his age and disability.

Tim Williams filed a complaint on May 23 in the Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Upchurch Industrial LLC alleging that the employer discriminated plaintiff during his employment because of his age.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff, 59 at the time, was hired as a welder for a project in Bay City. The plaintiff alleges that between December 2014 and Aug. 31, 2015, he experienced discrimination while being employed by the defendant because of his age and disability. The plaintiff holds Upchurch Industrial LLC responsible because the defendant's employees allegedly made defamatory statements against plaintiff and ultimately terminated his employment and replaced him with a younger employee.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks back pay, loss of benefits, expenses, liquidated and compensatory damages, reinstatement, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by David C. Holmes of Law Offices of David C. Holmes in Houston.

Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 3:16-cv-00139

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US District Court for the Southern District of Texas Galveston DivisionUpchurch Industrial