Former employee charges unfair termination, racial discrimination

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 25, 2019

HOUSTON — A Harris County man is suing a Houston business, alleging he was unfairly terminated due to his race.

Jason Williams filed a complaint March 14 in Harris County District Court against Greenberg, Grant & Richards Inc., alleging discrimination based on race, wrongful termination and unlawful retaliation.

According to the complaint, Williams was an employee for Greenberg, Grant & Richards, starting May 20, 2013. The suit says Williams was a loyal and hardworking employee and always endeavored to be a valuable staff member. 

The plaintiff alleges he was asked by the manager to falsify an account, stating that he had worked on an account when he had not on Aug. 2, 2018. Williams says he refused and the defendant found an employee who would falsify the account. 

Williams said he overheard the defendant using derogatory terms about the plaintiff due to his race. When Williams said he would be reporting this treatment he was terminated Aug. 31, 2018. The plaintiff said it was months before he could find another job and he has suffered financially because the position pays less than his post with the defendant.

Williams seeks trial by jury, attorney' fees and costs, costs of suit, actual, compensatory and punitive damages and all other relief deemed fit. He is represented by attorneys Brit N. Mitchell and Niles J. Sneed of Sneed Mitchell LLP in Houston.

Harris County District Court case number 2019-18758

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