SHERMAN — A Dallas woman is suing the suing Texas Juvenile Justice Department, alleging religious discrimination and retaliation.

Velma J. Shaw filed a lawsuit June 16 in the Sherman Division of the Eastern District of Texas against the Texas Juvenile Justice Department alleging that the employer discriminated based on the plaintiff's religion and beliefs 

According to the complaint, Shaw, a Spiritualist, experienced discrimination during her employment, that began Jan. 1, 2015, and was generally treated less favorably than her other co-workers because she complained about overtly Christian symbols in the workplace. The plaintiff alleges the defendant did nothing to prevent plaintiff from suffering discrimination by her fellow workers and, instead, retaliated against her when she filed for discrimination with the EEOC by terminating her June 30, 2015.

Shaw seeks a trial by jury back pay, lost wages and other employee benefits, reinstatement, front pay, compensatory damages, actual and punitive damages, liquidated damages, interest, all legal fees and any other relief the court deems just. She is represented by attorneys Adam S. Greenfield and Robert J. Wiley of The Law Offices of Rob Wiley PC in Dallas.

Sherman Division of the Eastern District of Texas Case number 4:16-cv-00409-RC-DDB

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