HOUSTON – A Brazos County man alleges his age was a factor in his termination from a chief engineer position at a convention center.
David Blasienz filed a complaint on Jan. 29 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Hostmark Hospitality Group and Raintree Enterprises College Station Inc. alleging violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff was hired as assistant director of engineering in August 2011 for the Hilton-College Station Convention and Conference Center and promoted to chief engineer in 2013.
He alleges that during his tenure with the defendants, he was subjected to intimidation, ridicule and mockery. The suit states the issues began in August 2014 when the plaintiff reported a safety concern regarding a lost master key when he was 57 years old. The suit states he was terminated on July 6, 2016.
The plaintiff holds Hostmark Hospitality Group and Raintree Enterprises College Station Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly discriminated against him in the terms and conditions of his employment on the basis of his age and retaliated against him by terminating his employment for complaining discrimination.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and punitive damages, costs and attorneys’ fees and such other necessary and proper relief. He is represented by Jack W. Dillard of The Dillard Law Firm in Bryan.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:18-cv-00263