Employee alleges he was fired due to his race

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 11, 2019

HOUSTON —A Harris County man is seeking his former employer, alleging he was terminated due to his race.

Thaddeus Weber filed a complaint on March 6 in Harris County District Court against J&S Audio Visual Communications LLC, alleging retaliation, discrimination, detrimental reliance and breach of contract..

According to the complaint, Weber began working for J&S Audio Visual in June 2016. The suit states he was one of two black employees and that he was responsible for policy and protocols of the sales department. 

When Weber says he attempted to speak to an employee who was lacking in responsibility and attendance, the employee was disrespectful and refused to change their actions. Weber says he voiced his concerns to the office but there were no changes made to the employee. 

In January 2017, the suit says, there was a new manager transferred to Weber's branch and the plaintiff began to experience a hostile work environment. In February 2017, Weber says he was discharged and told it was due to a reduction in force, but he was the only one to be terminated.

Weber seeks jury trial, actual and compensatory damages attorney fees and court costs. He is represented by Marjorie A. Murphy of The Murphy Law Practice PLLC in Houston.

Harris County District Court case number 2019-16601

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