Discrimination suit filed against Helix Energy Solutions Group by former employees

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Sep 28, 2018

HOUSTON – Former employees of a Houston-based company alleged they were discriminated against because they are African-American.

Fabian Shaw, Collins Kwabena and Dale Duclion, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on Sept. 10 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. alleging that the oil and gas company violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that the defendant discriminated against black employees by giving them lower evaluations, denying them promotions, paying them less and denying them equal terms and conditions of employment and retaliated against them by terminating them for engaging in protected activity.

The plaintiffs hold Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly intentionally discriminated against them.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek an order certifying this case as a class action and award for compensatory and punitive damages, cost of this action and such other and further relief at this court deem necessary and proper. They are represented by Terrence B. Robinson and Laura A. Hernandez of TB Robinson Law Group PLLC in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:18-cv-03200

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