HOUSTON — A Pasadena man is suing ExxonMobil Pipeline, alleging that he was harassed by another employee and terminated due to disability discrimination.
Eustavo Reyes filed a complaint July 17 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against ExxonMobil Pipeline Company, alleging wrongful termination, disability discrimination, national origin discrimination and harassment and violation of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
According to the complaint, Reyes, a Hispanic, began working for ExxonMobil in April 2013. In 2014 the plaintiff says he suffered a relapse of PTSD symptoms that began when he served in Iraq. In 2015 Reyes said he needed to take medical leave and applied under the Family and Medical Leave Act..
The plaintiff says he was allowed to leave work early at times when he needed to see his doctor but the plaintiff was regularly harassed by another employee, Jim Becknell. Reyes alleges was eventually discharged June 23, 2017, on the pretext of "violating the company's harassment policy" by taking part in a physical altercation with Becknell.
The plaintiff alleges he has sustained emotional pain and suffering, mental anguish, humiliation and loss of pay and benefits
Reyes seeks trial by jury, back pay, front pay, compensation, punitive damages, attorney fees, court costs and interest. He is represented by attorney Stanley P. Santire of Santire Law Firm PLLC in Houston.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:19-CV-02569