BEAUMONT – A clinical laboratory instrument and reagent manufacturer faces a lawsuit for allegedly terminating a machinist because of his ill health, recent Beaumont federal court records show.
Wyron Wells brought the suit against Helena Laboratories Corp. on Feb. 15. His 30-year employment with the company reportedly ended last year.
The complaint explains that Wells first suffered the undisclosed medical problem in 2016 and was forced to miss work on several occasions afterwards.
According to the original petition, the plaintiff informed Helena his illness was the reason for his absences, to which the defendant decided to fire him.
Wells asserts the company singled him out since “similarly situated employees who were not disabled or perceived as disabled” apparently did not suffer the same fate.
Consequently, the complainant seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.
Connor Throckmorton of the law firm Coane and Associates, PLLC in Houston serves as Wells’ lead counsel.
Beaumont Division of the Eastern District of Texas Case No. 1:18-CV-0074