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Welder alleges Textron Marine & Land Systems subjected him to hostile work environment

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 28, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – A Mississippi man alleges he was unlawfully discriminated against because of his race.

Marcus T. Kimbrough filed a complaint on June 11 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Textron Marine & Land Systems alleging that the former employer violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff began employment with the defendant at its Slidell location as a senior welder in October 2016. He alleges he overheard a supervisor making racially disparaging comments about African-Americans and reported it. He alleges that since the reporting, he has been threatened by Caucasian employees, struck with a crowbar and assigned tasks outside his duties in retaliation.

The plaintiff holds Textron Marine & Land Systems responsible because the defendant allegedly subjected plaintiff to a racially hostile work environment.

The plaintiff seeks compensation for all damages, with interest, costs and expenses and all other declaratory and injunctive relief. He is represented by Ben E. Clayton of Clayton Law Firm LLC in Bogalusa.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana case number 2:17-cv-05722

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