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National Oilwell Varco LP alleged to have terminated employee in violation of FMLA


By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Oct 13, 2018

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HOUSTON – A woman previously employed as a buyer for an oil and gas drilling equipment provider alleges she was terminated because of her lupus diagnosis.

Joyce Brown filed a complaint on Sept. 20 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against National Oilwell Varco LP alleging Family and Medical Leave Act discrimination and retaliation and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff was employed by the defendant for 16 years. The suit states that in September 2016, she diagnosed with lupus, which required her to take reasonable leave for medical reasons. On Feb. 22, 2017, the suit states she was terminated from her employment.

The plaintiff holds National Oilwell Varco LP responsible because the defendant allegedly discriminated against her on the basis of her disability.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks all damages, with interest, attorney’s fees, costs and all other relief to which she is justly entitled. She is represented by Ahad Khan of Ahad Khan Law in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:18-cv-03367

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