Harrison Rogers, a former Mud Tech employee, claims that his supervisors and co-workers used discriminatory expressions about his race in the form of a racial slur in the workplace. He was employed as a painter, electrician's helper and welder's helper with the company for one year, but says that he never received a pay raise during the year in which he worked for the company because he was African American.
The Southeastern Record states that Harrison Rogers was fired from his position after the company owner allegedly told the man's supervisor, "That [n-word] ain't no painter. Fire him or I will."
As a result of this racial slur, the former employee now has Texas employment lawyer William S. Hommel Jr. involved in his lawsuit against Mud Technology International Inc. The suit was filed in the Marshall division of the Eastern District of Texas on April 13. With this case, the plaintiff is seeking damages for lost back wages, emotional pain and suffering, inconvenience, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, extreme emotional distress including embarrassment, severe disappointment, indignation, shame, despair and public humiliation.
Large sums of money can be awarded in racial discrimination cases. Where there's such discrimination in the workplace, there's a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. FindLaw states that Title VII prohibits an employer with more than 15 employees from discriminating on the basis of race, national origin, gender, or religion. Anybody who believes that they've been discriminated against by a potential or current employer, should contact an experienced Texas employment lawyer to learn more information about filing a discrimination claim.