HOUSTON – A Baytown man alleges that SNC Lavalin Engineers & Constructors Inc. terminated him after randomly conducting an alcohol test he asserts returned dubious results.
Court papers filed on Oct. 3 in the Harris County 215th District Court claim Kirk Dillard was administered the test in response to his concerns about SNC-Lavalin’s “potentially fraudulent” billing practice.
Dillard yielded inconsistent results “in a short period of time with no explanation,” to which the lawsuit attributes to a faulty breathalyzer. According to the complaint, the plaintiff’s diabetes also factored into him failing the test.
SNC-Lavalin purportedly denied Dillard’s request for an alternative test considering his disability. He asserts that the test was not “consistent with a business necessity.”
Consequently, the complainant seeks unspecified monetary damages.
He is represented by David J. Manley of Houston.
Harris County 215th District Court Case No. 2018-70518