HOUSTON — A female former employee is suing a Katy business, alleging she was unfairly fired after complaining about a pay discrepancy.
Naama Gouti filed a complaint July 15 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Qoreboard Inc., Michael Midgett Jr., and Jeremy Johnston, alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and retaliation.
According to the complaint, Gouti began working for Qoreboard as a junior software engineer May 14. She said she received positive feedback about her work until she complained about a male junior employee was being paid more than she was.
The plaintiff alleges she was told that she would lose her job if she continued to complain about the pay discrepancy but she continued to complain. The plaintiff was eventually terminated June 26, the suit states, after refusing to stop complaining about the pay discrepancy.
Gouti seeks trial by jury, liquidated damages, attorney fees, court costs, lost wages and all other just relief. She is represented by attorney Charles A. Sturm of Sturm Law PLLC in Houston.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:19-CV-02554