HOUSTON – A Chambers County man who worked as an EMT for Winnie-Stowell Volunteer Emergency Medical Services claims he was sexually harassed by a male co-worker and terminated due to his need for medical leave and accommodations.
Baron Jones filed a complaint Dec. 19 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Winnie-Stowell Volunteer Emergency Medical Services citing the Americans with Disabilities Act and Texas Commission on Human Rights Act.
Jones, who worked as an EMT-Intermediate for Winnie-Stowell alleges in his complaint that on Aug. 7, 2018, a fellow male co-worker sexually harassed him by "forcibly" grabbing the back of his neck and pulling his head down toward the co-worker's crotch several times. Jones alleges this incident caused injury to several disks in his neck that required surgical repair and a medical leave.
Jones alleges he reported the incident on Aug. 9, 2018, and was terminated the same month. He alleges he was retailed against for his participation in a protected activity.
Jones seeks back wages and back benefits, a trial by jury, costs and all other just relief. He is represented by Gabrielle Klepper of Spielberger Law Group in Tampa, Florida.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 3:19-CV-00403