HOUSTON – A Harris County man alleges his age and disability were factors in his termination two years ago from a plumbing supply company.
Michael D. Fenley filed a lawsuit against Texas Plumbing Supply Co., Inc. on Feb. 20 in the Harris County 164th District Court, claiming the business treated him less favorably because he entered his seventies.
The suit says the discrimination in question began after Fenley suffered an on the job injury in May 2016.
The defendant reportedly gave Fenley “a hard time” about the aforementioned injury and was upset with the timing of the complainants’ physical therapy sessions.
Recent court papers further state that Fenley’s supervisor criticized the plaintiff for his age. Fenley was born in 1946.
Fenley additionally accuses the respondent of not maintaining an ADA-compliant facility and preventing him from parking close to the building despite his vehicle displaying an ADA placard.
His job responsibilities were “changed dramatically” following a medical procedure in June 2016, the original petition says.
The defendant terminated Fenley’s employment on Nov. 18, 2016, to which the suit says was done on false pretenses.
Consequently, the complainant seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.
He is represented by Peter Costea of the Law Office of Peter Costea in Houston.
Harris County 164th District Court Case No. 2018-10944