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Salesperson files discrimination suit against One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating


By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jun 19, 2018

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HOUSTON – A salesperson for an air conditioning and heating business alleges that she was discriminated against because of her sex.

Sharon Mertins filed a complaint on June 5 in the Harris County District Court against Direct Energy GP LLC and One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating alleging violation of the Texas Labor Code and the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff was hired as a salesperson with One Hour in 2014. She alleges her female office manager harassed her, she was offered fewer sales calls than male co-workers and that she was physically threatened by a male warehouse manager.

The plaintiff holds Direct Energy GP LLC and One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating responsible because the defendants allegedly discriminated against her because of her sex and subjected her to severe and pervasive sexual harassment.

The plaintiff seeks monetary relief between $100,000 and $200,000 and such other and further relief to which she is entitled. She is represented by Ronald M. Estefan of The Estefan Firm PC in Houston.

Harris County District Court case number 2018-37156

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