Female welder says she was fired because of pregnancy

By John Suayan | Jul 20, 2018

HOUSTON – A Georgia woman who formerly worked as a welder for Schlumberger Technology Corp. has sued the company for wrongful termination, alleging she was fired because she was expecting.

HOUSTON – A Georgia woman who formerly worked as a welder for Schlumberger Technology Corp. has sued the company for wrongful termination, alleging she was fired because she was expecting.

Abriana Simmons filed a lawsuit in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas. Schlumberger is joined by SGF Global, which placed Simmons with the former.

Recent court documents state that the plaintiff “was forced to miss work off and on due to first trimester complications” after she discovered she was pregnant.

“She advised her Schlumberger supervisors of her need to miss work and provided doctor’s notes for each absence,” the original petition says. “Rather than accommodate her need for intermittent leave, Schlumberger refused to allow her to work at all, and then fired her.”

Consequently, Simmons seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

Samantha Martinez of the Martinez Firm, PLLC in Houston is representing the complainant.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case No. 4:18-CV-2523

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