HOUSTON – A Houston man claims “daily hostility” he experienced as an employee of the Life Gift Organ Donation Center prompted him to resign.

In a lawsuit filed in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas on Nov. 22, Martin Amoah asserts his former superior, Mark Roth, mistreated because he refused to falsify corporate training documents related to organ donors when the department came under scrutiny for allowing certain employees to perform functions without training.

Amoah states the superior cut off all communication with him, adding he was threatened with demotion for alleged performance issues. The plaintiff, who is African, believes his race and national origin were factors in the creation of a hostile work environment.

“Roth told the plaintiff that his ‘culture’ and ‘country of origin’ created communication issues with at least one trainee. Prior to Roth’s arrival, the plaintiff’s nationality and culture was never an issue,” the original petition says.

Insisting his performance record was good before Roth became his manager, Amoah says he was eventually “forced to resign.”

Consequently, the plaintiff seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

He is represented by attorney LaShawn A. Williams of the law firm Baldwin Williams & Associates PLLC in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case No. 4:17-CV-3600

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