GALVESTON – A Texas City woman says a Dickinson car dealership discharged her from employment because she lodged a complaint about racial discrimination.

Diamond K. Hinton sued Hamon Bay Area Inc., doing business as Ron Carter Chrysler Jeep Dodge of League City, in Galveston federal court on Feb. 28.

Employed as a cashier in the defendant’s parts and service department for a few weeks in October 2016, Hinton asserts she was mistreated in the workplace because she is black.

According to the plaintiff, her trainer refused to mentor her on the basic functions of her job while a small group of co-workers racially taunted her on a daily basis.

“Despite suffering extreme emotional distress from this constant degradation, the plaintiff tolerated the harassment and humiliation in fear of retaliation,” the suit says.

One incident that purportedly prompted Hinton to report the mistreatment was when she tripped over a concrete barrier in the respondent’s parking lot and no one refused to render aid.

She says the business reneged on its assurance to properly address her complaint.

Consequently, the complainant seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

She is represented by Henna Ghafoor and Brian T. Nguyen of the law firm Nguyen & Chen, LLP in Houston.

Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case No. 3:18-CV-0055

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