HOUSTON – A Harris County man alleges he was terminated from his employment because he refused to submit to an illegal psychiatric evaluation.
Fidelis J. Badaiki filed a complaint on Dec. 12 in the Harris County District Court against Schlumberger Co. and Cameron International Corp. alleging that they violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff was hired by Cameron in February 2007 and the defendants later merged in April 2016. The suit states in August 2016, the plaintiff filed a complaint with a Cameron human resources officer over allegations that he was a victim of ongoing harassment and racism.
He alleges he was told by his immediate manager sometime after August 2015 that he needed to go see a psychiatrist as a condition of his employment and he refused. The suit states he was terminated March 3, 2016.
The plaintiff holds Schlumberger Co. and Cameron International Corp. responsible because the defendants allegedly asked him to submit to an illegal psychiatric evaluation in violation of the ADA and terminated his employment because they perceived him to be disabled.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks all damages, attorney's fees, costs, interest and such other and further relief to which he may be entitled. He is represented by Peter Costea of Law Office of Peter Costea in Houston.
Harris County District Court case number 2018-88252