Dallas : 214-979-7400

Houston : 713-751-0800

A specialized team built to manage and resolve your legal issues

Former employee sues Tyson over abuse claims

A Texas man has filed a lawsuit against his former employer, Tyson Foods Inc., alleging that he was repeatedly assaulted by a supervisor and then wrongfully terminated. The complaint was filed on March 29 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

According to court documents, the plaintiff claims that his immediate supervisor verbally abused and struck him on multiple occasions between July 10, 2006, and April 30, 2015. He also alleges that the assaults were witnessed by other Tyson workers. He further states that Tyson management blamed him for the abuse and wrongfully terminated his employment on May 8, 2015.

The plaintiff, a resident of Grayson County, accuses Tyson of allowing the supervisor's abusive behavior to continue even after multiple complaints were filed with management. He accuses the company of failing to discipline the supervisor and tolerating an abusive environment. He is seeking a trial by jury, back and front pay plus interest, pre- and post-judgment interest, all legal fees and any other compensation the court deems fit.

Employers are at risk for a lawsuit in cases where an employee alleges a hostile or abusive working environment. They may also face wrongful discharge litigation if an employee is terminated for reporting verbal abuse to management. Employers may find it prudent to seek the advice of an attorney if an employee has made such allegations. Legal counsel could carefully review the case and recommend the best way to address the issue. In some instances, an attorney may advise offering an out-of-court settlement to avoid a lengthy court battle.

Source: Southeast Texas Record, "Former Employee Accuses Tyson Foods of Unlawful Employment Practices," Wadi Reformado, March 31, 2016

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

With Offices in Dallas and Houston, We Engage in a Nationwide Practice. Please Call to Get in Touch With a Lawyer Now.

Dallas Office
1601 Elm Street, Suite 4100
Dallas, TX 75201

Phone: 214-979-7400
Fax: 214-979-7402
Dallas Law Office Map

Houston Office
815 Walker Street, Suite 350
Houston, TX 77002

Phone: 713-751-0800
Fax: 713-751-0105
Houston Law Office Map

Visit our office in downtown Dallas in Thanksgiving Tower, a distinctive all-glass icon of the city, located on Elm Street on the edge of the Arts District.

Visit our office in downtown Houston in the historic Esperson Building, located in the center of the financial district, between the state and federal courthouses.