HOUSTON – An Indiana man who used to work for a steakhouse in The Woodlands has pursued legal action against the restaurant, alleging it fired him because he is a Pakistani Muslim.
Sohail Allaudin sued Perry’s Restaurants, Ltd. in Houston federal court on Feb. 7.
The Pakistan-born plaintiff explains the defendant employed him as a server more than a year ago when he experienced mistreatment from a co-worker named Reid Goodwin.
According to the lawsuit, Goodwin mocked Allaudin’s accent, made insensitive remarks about Asians who work in convenience stores, and suggested that Allaudin was a terrorist given his religion.
Allaudin found Goodwin’s purported actions “highly offensive.”
Recent court documents state that the plaintiff reported Goodwin, who is not a party in the case, to Perry’s upper management.
Upon his return from a short suspension, Goodwin reportedly told the plaintiff that the restaurant’s general manager, Rebecca Munns, successfully lobbied for him to be gone for a few days instead of three weeks because “white people stick together.”
The suit further asserts Allaudin lodged another complaint to no avail as he was shortly fired for customer dissatisfaction.
He insists his termination was a retaliatory response to reporting Goodwin.
Consequently, the complainant seeks unspecified monetary damages.
Allaudin is represented by David C. Holmes of the Law Offices of David C. Holmes in Houston.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case No. 4:18-CV-0351