HOUSTON – An African-American woman residing in Houston alleges discrimination was a factor in her termination from her job with a Sugar Land company.

Christine Stewart filed a complaint on Nov. 13 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Schlumberger Technology Corp. alleging violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff worked for the defendant from 2001 until her termination on Dec. 7, 2016. She alleges that during her employment with defendant, she was subjected to sex, race and national origin discrimination, retaliation and adverse employment action. 

She alleges she suffered and will continue to suffer loss of a six-figure annual salary, bonuses and various benefits, inconvenience, mental anguish and loss of enjoyment of life. 

The plaintiff holds Schlumberger Technology Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly retaliated against her for her discrimination complaints, forced her into a "dead-end, short-term assignment," and then terminated her, according to the suit.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks back-pay, reinstatement or front-pay, actual and punitive damages, interest, attorneys' fees, costs and such other injunctive and equitable relief. She is represented by Mark J. Oberti of Oberti Sullivan LLP in Houston and Joseph Tung of Tung Law Firm PLLC in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:17-cv-03458

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