HOUSTON — A housekeeper is suing Omni Hotels, alleging age and disability discrimination.
Lia Presta filed a complaint March 24 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Omni Hotels Management Corp., alleging violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
According to the complaint, in May 2015, as a result of the hotel's temporary shutdown due to flooding, Presta and a few others were told to wait until it was operating again to resume work. Over the months, the suit says, other employees had already been called back to work but Presta was never asked to come back.
The lawsuit states Presta, 87, has suffered economic damages, mental anguish, emotional distress and other compensatory damages. The plaintiff alleges Omni Hotels Management repeatedly refused to allow her to continue working based on her age and/or an assumed disability or perceived disability.
Presta seeks trial by jury, all damages, reinstatement or, in the alternative, front pay, attorney fees, court costs, interest and all other equitable relief. She is represented by attorney Nitin Sud of Sud Law PC in Bellaire.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 4:17-cv-00912