TYLER – American Electric Power faces a racial discrimination lawsuit from a former employee.
John W. Bradley sued the company on Mar. 8 in the Tyler Division of the Eastern District of Texas, claiming he was subjected to a hostile workplace environment because he is black.
AEP employed the plaintiff as an operator/pumper from January 2014 to November 2017.
Recent court documents assert the defendant “sought to force a disability” by suspending him and requiring him to undergo a psychiatric evaluation prior to returning to duty though others were not required to submit to the same.
Bradley further alleges that AEP singled him out for drug and alcohol tests, as well as deprived him of on the job training and overtime pay.
He adds he was exposed to racially derogatory comments.
The defendant terminated him last Nov. 16 after another employee reportedly “approached him from the back and startled” him, to which the suit says was not based on any reasonable policy justification.
Bradley’s purported replacement was a non-black individual.
Consequently, the complainant seeks unspecified monetary damages.
He is representing himself.
Tyler Division of the Eastern District of Texas Case No. 6:18-CV-0107