Cy-Fair company accused of discrimination, retaliation
A Cy-Fair company is being sued by an employee over claims it turned a blind eye to a racially hostile work environment.
Thaddeus Eatmon filed a lawsuit on Dec. 5 in Harris County District Court against Dril-Quip, Inc., of Cy-Fair, citing discrimination and retaliation.
Eatmon says that as an African-American employee at Dril-Quip, he endured false accusations, racial slurs and a racially offensive work environment. According to the brief, when Eatmon reported these incidents, the company retaliated by suspending him without pay and reducing his overtime.
The suit further alleges a quality control supervisor at the company suggested to Eatmon that he ignore these acts, as the men who committed them had worked at the company for a very long time.
Eatmon is seeking compensatory and punitive damages, as well as attorney’s fees and court costs. He is being represented in the case by Houston attorney Charles Peckham.
Harris County District Court Case No. 2011-72957.
This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Harris County Courthouse. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.
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