HOUSTON – A woman formerly employed as a deli manager for Kroger is suing the Cincinnati, Ohio-based supermarket chain after she was allegedly terminated for complaining about sexual harassment, per recent Harris County District Court records.

In a lawsuit filed on Dec. 5 in the Harris County 295th District Court, Angela Moreno claims a coworker named Terrance Johnson made inappropriate advances towards her last year when she was employed at a Kroger store in northwest Harris County.

Moreno says she reported the purported misconduct to her superiors, as well as sought medical attention for what she claims was trauma and emotional pain caused by the ordeal. The plaintiff later took an authorized medical leave of absence and returned to work only to learn that Kroger terminated her, court papers state.

According to Moreno, the respondent fired her in retaliation of her complaints about Johnson, who is a co-defendant in the litigation.

She consequently seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

Attorney Ahmad G. Azam of the law firm Azad, Ward & Sullivan, PLLC in Houston is Moreno’s lead counsel.

Harris County 295th District Court Case No. 2017-80841

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