African-American woman alleges discriminatory treatment at Securus Technologies Holdings caused stroke

By Philip Gonzales | Mar 15, 2018

SHERMAN – An African-American woman alleges she was subjected to "extreme racial harassment" while employed by a Carrollton-based business.

Bessie Wright filed a complaint on March 1 in the Sherman District of the Eastern District of Texas against Securus Technologies Holdings LLC alleging that the employer violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Ku Klux Klan Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that during her employment with the defendant, she alleges another employee frequently used a racial slur and placed monkey statues or stuffed monkeys around her office. She alleges another employee displayed a Confederate flag in the customer service department.

The plaintiff alleges she suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, a stroke and a major heart attack because of the hostile work environment and discrimination.

The plaintiff holds Securus Technologies Holdings LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to address her concerns regarding the treatment.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks actual, compensatory and punitive damages; pre- and post-judgment interest; attorney's fees; costs and such other and further legal and equitable relief. She is represented by Evan B. Lange and Robert J. Wiley of the Law Office of Rob Wiley PC in Dallas.

Sherman District of the Eastern District of Texas case number 4:18-cv-00136

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