HOUSTON – An African-American man alleges his race was a factor in his termination by his employer.
Tyrone Kennedy filed a complaint on June 22 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Tenaris Global Services USA Corp. alleging violation of the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff began employment with the defendant as a weighting, measuring and stenciling technician in December 2016. He alleges he was wrongfully demoted to finishing department warehouse technician in March 2017 and wrongfully terminated in May 2017.
The suit states he was terminated for sleeping on the job, which the plaintiff denies. He alleges he was either sleeping while on break or was accused of sleeping when he was not.
The plaintiff holds Tenaris Global Services USA Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly discriminated against him and terminated his employment because of his race.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks all damages, plus interest, legal fees, cost and expenses and such other and further relief to which he may be entitled. He is represented by Shakila Miller and Casey Handy-Smith of C. Handy Law PLLC in Houston.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:18-cv-02100