HOUSTON – A former vice president with Professional Service Industries, Inc. has brought an age discrimination lawsuit against the company, per recent Harris County District Court records.
Iradj Arazi claims in court documents filed on June 20 in the Harris County 61st District Court the defendant terminated him but retained a younger employee though the plaintiff “significantly outperformed” the latter.
PSI employed Arazi, who was 65 years old at the time of his purported termination, from 1984 to 2017. He recently held the position of Vice President of Construction Services.
Despite consistently being “one of the top performers in his construction service group,” Arazi asserts he was “blindsided” by the firing.
The suit adds that PSI terminated “at least” three other employees who were about the complainant’s age and had been employed by the defendant for many years a month later.
Arazi says he is unable to mitigate his damages because he is bound by a non-compete agreement with PSI which prevents him from not working in the industry for a full year.
Consequently, the plaintiff seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.
He is represented by Jayson Booth of The Booth Law Firm in Houston.
Harris County 61st District Court Case No. 2018-40984