HOUSTON – A Mississippi man alleges he was subjected to discriminatory treatment because of his race while working for a Sugar Land employer.
Mitchell Youngblood filed a complaint on Jan. 16 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Noble Corp. and Noble Drilling Services Inc. alleging that they violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff is African-American and was employed by the defendants from 2005 to 2017. He alleges that he was subjected to differential terms and conditions of employment and racial harassment while employed by the defendants. As a result, he alleges he suffered humiliation, harassment, mental anguish, emotional distress loss of employment and loss of a stable career.
The plaintiff holds Noble Corp. and Noble Drilling Services Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly also retaliated against him after he made discrimination complaints to the internal ethics hotline in May 2017 by subjecting him to unwarranted and contrived scrutiny, demotions and other actions.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks back pay, reinstatement or front pay, compensatory and punitive damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, costs of court and such other lawful and equitable relief. He is represented by Charles Irvin of Irvin Law PLLC in Jackson, Mississippi.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:18-cv-00112