HOUSTON — Four veteran employees are suing a Houston plumbing supply business, alleging retaliation and wrongful termination.
Sherman Butler III, Johnny R. Davis, Nicholas A. Lybert and Mark P. Richardson filed a complaint Nov. 9 in Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Texas Plumbing Supply Company, et. al., alleging the defendants retaliated against the plaintiffs for making complaints to the U.S. Labor Department about failure to pay overtime waqes..
According to the complaint, the four plaintiffs suffered loss of gainful employment, loss of past and future earning capacity, loss of benefits and emotional distress. The plaintiffs allege Texas Plumbing Supply created a policy that speaking ill of the company was disruptive behavior and terminated the plaintiffs' employment in retaliation for their participation in protected activity.
The plaintiffs seek trial by jury, back wages, liquidated and punitive damages, costs of court, attorney fees, interest and all other just relief. They are represented by attorneys Charles H. Peckham and Mary A. Martin of Peckham Martin PLLC in Houston.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:17-cv-03446