HOUSTON – A Montgomery County woman has initiated legal action against an auto dealership that previously employed her, alleging it created a hostile work environment for her.
Recent Houston federal court records show that Stacie Lloyd sued Gullo Toyota on Apr. 10.
According to Lloyd, she faced frequent unwanted advances from a front-line service advisor named Kenny Johnson when she was employed as an express service advisor.
The suit says Johnson asked the plaintiff for hugs, as well as commented about his private parts in her presence. It recalls an incident in which Johnson, who is not a party in the case, touched Lloyd inappropriately.
Court documents further explained that the plaintiff made multiple verbal complaints, to which the dealership responded by assigning her to another position.
Lloyd says the move caused a decrease in her pay and did nothing to stop Johnson from harassing her.
“After months of dealing with the harassment and having her complaints going unheard, Ms. Lloyd realized that the harassment would not end and that she would have to either endure the humiliation and the assaults if she wanted to keep her job,” the suit says.
Lloyd reportedly advised management she was terminating her employment because she “could not tolerate her situation any longer.”
Consequently, the complainant seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.
Todd Slobin of the law firm Shellist Lazarz Slobin LLP serves as Lloyd’s lead counsel.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case No. 4:18-CV-1126