HOUSTON – A Houston woman alleges she was subjected to different treatment before she was terminated by her employer because of her race and age.

Linda Lozano filed a complaint on Nov. 10 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Lyondell Chemical Co. alleging race and age discrimination and Family and Medical Leave Act retaliation.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff is a 68-year-old Hispanic woman and was hired by the defendant in 1987. She alleges that beginning in 2013 with a new supervisor, she experienced discrimination and retaliation and was treated less favorably than younger, non-Hispanic employees. She alleges she was terminated on Sept. 4, 2015, at the age of 66, three weeks after she returned from a leave for knee surgery.

The plaintiff holds Lyondell Chemical Co. responsible because the defendant allegedly discriminated against her regarding compensation, terms and conditions of her employment because of her race and age.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory, punitive and liquidated damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney's fees, costs and such other lawful and equitable relief. She is represented by Alfonso Kennard Jr. and Davina Bloom of Kennard Richard PC in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:17-cv-03447

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