Texas Representative Shelia Jackson Lee’s former legislative director is suing Jackson Lee on the basis of disability discrimination. The former employee suffers from monocular vision, which means that each eye is used separately. This can cause headaches, eye strain and fatigue, physical fatigue, as well as reduced reading speed and comprehension.
The woman claims Jackson Lee forced her to work long hours with no breaks, disregarding her disability. According to the lawsuit, she is seeking compensation for punitive damages, back wages, lost earnings, and attorney fees.
Jackson Lee’s office says they will not comment on internal office affairs.
If you believed you or a loved one were discriminated against because of a disability, contact the Austin disability lawyers of The Melton Law Firm by calling 512-330-0017.