HOUSTON – A former employee of a diversified global energy company alleges that he was subjected to discrimination during his employment.

Nozar Naghani filed a complaint on Dec. 21, 2017, in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Shell Expatriate Employment US Inc. and Shell International Exploration and Production Inc. alleging that they violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff was offered a permanent position with SEEUS in May 2013 and was given a four-year assignment in Malaysia. He alleges his supervisor treated him differently than other engineers and subjected him to harassment and a hostile work environment because of his American origin. He alleges he reported the conduct to human resources and was later terminated in July 2015.

The plaintiff holds Shell Expatriate Employment US Inc. and Shell International Exploration and Production Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly discriminated against him the terms, conditions, and privileges of his employment based on national origin, retaliated against him for opposing discriminatory conduct and terminated his employment without paying benefits.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and punitive damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney fees, costs and such other general relief to which he is justly entitled. He is represented by Christine Neill and Jane Legler Byrne of Neill & Byrne PLLC in Dallas.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:17-cv-03836

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