YMCA of Greater Houston alleged to have discriminated against former employee because of age, race

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 6, 2017

HOUSTON – An African-American woman alleges that she was discriminated against because of her age and race by her former Houston nonprofit employer.

HOUSTON – An African-American woman alleges that she was discriminated against because of her age and race by her former Houston nonprofit employer.

Rebecca Singleton filed a complaint on Sept. 28 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) of Greater Houston alleging that the former employer violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff was hired by the defendant in 2007. She alleges that during her employment, she was treated differently than other employees because of her African-American race and because she is older than 40. The suit states she held the position of senior program director before her termination in March 2014.

The plaintiff holds Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) of Greater Houston responsible because the defendant allegedly subjected her to adverse employment actions, treated her less favorably, discharged her because of her race and age and replaced her with a younger, white employee.

The plaintiff seeks compensatory and exemplary damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney's fees, costs and such other general and special relief. She is represented by Joseph M. Schreiber and Erik Knockaert of Schreiber | Knockaert PLLC in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:17-cv-02903

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