HOUSTON — A Texas product technician is suing a Georgia company, alleging discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Lance McCullough filed a lawsuit Aug. 16 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Aaron's Inc., alleging violation of the Texas Labor Code.

According to the complaint, on Nov. 25, 2015, during a disagreement with a co-worker at the defendant's facility in College Station, the co-worker called McCullough, who is black, the "n" word. Upon reporting this incident, the suit says, McCullough was sent home from work. 

Days after he reported the incident, the lawsuit states, McCullough was terminated for alleged disruptive conduct. Due to defendant’s retaliation, the complaint says, he has suffered legal injuries and financial damages. 

The plaintiff alleges Aaron's discriminated against him in connection with the compensation, terms, conditions and privileges of employment and deprived him of any employment opportunity.

McCullough seeks a trial by jury, all damages, attorney fees, costs of court and pre-judgment interest. He is represented by attorneys Marrick Armstrong and Derrick A. Reed of Smith Reed & Armstrong PLLC in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 4:16-cv-02512

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