HOUSTON — A Harris County is suing Kroger, alleging discrimination and wrongful or constructive eviction.

La'Rhonda Mosley filed a lawsuit Aug. 12, in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Kroger Texas LP, alleging violation of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Texas Labor Code.

According to the complaint, Mosley, who began working for Kroger in 2000, was subjected to scrutiny, a large increase in her workload and deviation from her job description due to race. She was forced to resign and was constructively terminated May 18, 2015, the suit says. 

As a result, the lawsuit states, she has experienced pain and suffering, mental anguish and emotional distress, loss of earnings and other employment benefits. The plaintiff alleges Kroger Texas engaged in a pattern and practice of unlawful race and color discrimination, harassment and retaliation. They also changed her schedule in such a way that it was designed to force her to quit her employment.

Mosley seeks trial by jury, compensatory damages, plus pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney fees, court costs and expenses, and all equitable relief. She is represented by attorneys Charles H. Peckham and Mary A. Martin of Peckham Martin PLLC in Houston, and by Roy J. Rodney, Jr. of Rodney & Etter LLC in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 4:16-cv-02474

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