HOUSTON – A Richmond resident alleges she was transferred to a more-strenuous position by her employer without explanation and later terminated because of her religion and national origin.
Saleha Siddiqui filed a complaint on April 5 in the Harris County District Court against Tailored Shared Services LLC and The Men's Wearhouse Inc. alleging violation of the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act and failure to accommodate.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff began working for the defendants in 2004 at a Men's Wearhouse Distribution Center. She alleges she was later transferred from her labeler and scanner position to ironing in 2016 and that the new position caused pain in her shoulders and knees. She alleges she requested accommodation but her position was not changed.
The suit states the plaintiff was terminated March 3 because she could not keep up with the ironing quotas. She alleges she "was one of the only Pakistani and Muslim employees" working for the defendants and that these factors may have contributed to her termination.
The plaintiff holds Tailored Shared Services LLC and The Men's Wearhouse Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly terminated her based on her disability and failed to accommodate her.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks all damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney's fees, costs and such other relief to which she is entitled. She is represented by Hessam Parzivand of The Parzivand Law Firm PLLC in Sugar Land.
Harris County District Court case number 2018-22850