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Racial discrimination lawsuit filed by former railroad conductor

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A former train conductor in Texas recently filed a lawsuit against his ex-employer, claiming the company was guilty of racial discrimination when he was let go.

The plaintiff had been with the company since June 2004 and had worked as a conductor up until his termination in 2009. His former employer claims he had been getting on and off moving equipment, which led to his firing. However, the conductor argues that non-African American employees had been guilty of the same actions and not punished as harshly.

Furthermore, the lawsuit alleges the worker had made complaints about previous derogatory remarks directed at him from by his former company.

The lawsuit claims the defendant is guilty of violating the man's civil rights as well as the Louisiana Employment Discrimination Law. In return, the plaintiff is seeking damages for pay and fringe benefits, compensatory and punitive damages, back pay, court costs and lawyer's fees.

The case highlights the reasons companies need to have proper business and employment practices in place and ensure they are followed. Failure to do so may result in similar professional liability lawsuits, which can become expensive and ruin a company's image. 

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