HOUSTON – Two former pharmacists are suing a health care system alleging they were wrongfully terminated because of their race.

Etois Davis Anderson and Kelley Lavallais, both African-Americans, filed a complaint on June 9 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Memorial Hermann Healthcare System alleging discrimination and violation of Texas labor code.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that between 2009 and 2014, they experienced discrimination from their supervisors during the scope of their employment, which ultimately resulted in their termination. The plaintiffs hold Memorial Hermann Healthcare System responsible because the defendant allegedly terminated both plaintiffs without providing any valid and reasonable cause for their termination.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek all damages including back pay, reinstatement, and other benefits owed, lost wages, punitive damages, interest at the highest legal rate, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. They are represented by Terrence B. Robinson of TB Robinson Law Group PLLC in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 4:16-cv-01647

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