HOUSTON — A man is suing the United Parcel Service (UPS) claiming he faced employment discrimination due to his age and being African American.
Kenneth White filed a complaint Jan. 6 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against UPS alleging violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1964 and the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act.
White, a 54-year old, began working for UPS in 2005. He alleges that in January of 2018 while working as business manager for the Southwest operations center, his supervisor called him "old dog." White claims he was moved to the night shift without notice, given unreasonable job expectations, threatened by a white coworker and continued to endure"abusive and discriminatory" behavior. White was placed on medical disability due to the stress and claims he was replaced by a person "outside the protected class."
White seeks monetary relief, trial by jury, interest and all other just relief. He is represented by Jakki Hansen of The Hansen Law Firm PC in Houston.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:20-CV-00039