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Black female employee alleges Nace International fired her due to age, race

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By Carrie Bradon | Jul 24, 2019

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HOUSTON — A Katy woman is suing her former employer, alleging she was discriminated against and terminated due to her age and race.

Bridgette Harris filed a complaint July 22 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Nace International, alleging age and gender discrimination and retaliation in violation of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

According to the complaint, Harris began working for Nace as a certification coordinator in February 2011. The plaintiff alleges she began receiving discriminatory treatment from new management in 2017 as she was the only black woman in her office older than 40. 

In July 2017, the suit alleges, Harris received a poor performance writeup and placed on a performance improvement plan. The plaintiff says she also was made fun of by a white employee. 

The plaintiff alleges she reported her discriminatory treatment to the human resources department and filed an EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) charge Feb. 13, 2018 but was then terminated Feb. 26, 2018.

Harris seeks trial by jury, liquidated damages, exemplary damages, attorney fees, court costs and all other just relief. She is represented by attorneys Connor Throckmorton and Bruce A. Coane of Coane & Associates PLLC in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:19-CV-02685

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