SHERMAN – A Denton County man has filed a lawsuit after he was terminated from his job as a bus monitor, stating his employer fired him because he suffered from a brain injury.
Keith Jacoby sued Durham School Services, L.P. in Sherman federal court on Jan. 22. Jacoby claims he experienced discrimination because of his disability prior to his purported termination.
Court papers explain that the plaintiff sustained the injury as a result of an automobile accident in 1994. Said injury has negatively affected his mobility and speech, according to the suit.
Durham’s management reportedly expressed doubts about Jacoby to his ex-wife in 2015.
The complaint further recalls an incident in which the plaintiff purportedly cussed a female employee who ask him, “Why do you always walk like you’re drunk?”
The defendant subsequently fired Jacoby, but did not discipline the woman, the original petition says.
Consequently, Jacoby seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.
Matthew R. Scott of the law firm Scott | Perez LLP in Dallas serves as his lead counsel.
Sherman Division of the Eastern District of Texas Case No. 4:18-CV-0057