HOUSTON — A transgender T-Mobile retail store employee alleges he faced discrimination and harassment by a former coworker.
Elihah Olivarez filed a complaint Nov. 12 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against T-Mobile No. 809 and Crawford & Company Inc., doing business as Broadspire Services, alleging violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Family Medical Leave Act and the National Labor Relations Act.
Olivarez, "a female to male transgendered person," alleges after he began working in a Texas T-Mobile retail store in December 2014, he suffered harassment from a coworker. The suit states Olivarez was called "lazy boy" and referred to as "she."
After the alleged harassment was reported, Olivarez states his hours were reduced to part-time. He also alleges he was fired after extending his medical leave due to having egg preservation and a hysterectomy.
Olivarez seeks monetary relief, trial by jury, interest and all other just relief. He is represented by attorney Tracie Jackson of The Frye & Benavidez Law Firm in Houston.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 4:19-CV-04452