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Employee alleges Phillips 66 terminated him due to age, origin disability

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By Carrie Bradon | Jul 1, 2019


GALVESTON — A Matagorda County man is suing Phillips 66, alleging was terminated due to his age, origin and disability.

Joseph Huerta filed a complaint June 27 in the Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Phillips 66, alleging discrimination based on national origin, age discrimination and retaliation.

According to the complaint, Huerta is of Mexican descent, older than 40 and suffers from diabetes. The plaintiff, who says he had worked for Phillips 66 for 28 years, alleges he was terminated June 12, 2018, while he was on leave due to his diabetes. The defendant, the suit says, stated that Huerta had abandoned his job but this was false. 

The plaintiff believes he was terminated due to his age, national origin and disability.

Huerta seeks trial by jury, liquidated damages, judgment against the defendant, attorney fees and court costs, interest and all other just relief. He is represented by attorney Gordon R. Cooper II of Cooper & Cooper in Houston.

Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 3:19-CV-00213

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