HOUSTON – An industrial packaging company is the target of a lawsuit from a former employee who alleges it fired him for refusing to commit an illegal act, recent Harris County District Court records show.
In court papers filed on Jan. 22, Micah Dunn asserts Wright Containers, L.L.C.; Ronald Francis Wright; and Michael Ford instructed him to empty containers filled with hazardous waste into the City of Houston’s sewer system some two months after he was hired as a warehouse manager last year.
The original petition states that performing such discharge is a violation of several statutory provisions, which caused the plaintiff to defy his superiors.
Dunn was reportedly suspended and then terminated.
Wright and Ford join the business as co-defendants in the litigation.
Consequently, the complainant seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.
Robert J. Filteau and John A. Sullivan, III of The Law Offices of Filteau & Sullivan, Ltd., LLP. In Houston are representing Dunn.
Harris County 270th District Court Case No. 2018-4286