A white man who was fired from hisposition at a McKinney manufacturer is suing his former employer for reverse discrimination, claiming he was let go to clear the way for a black employee to take the job.
Jimmy Kirby had worked for Lone Star Reel Corp. (and its predecessor, Coonrod Reel) for 25 years when he was suspended from his position as a production manager. Kirby claims no one told him why he was being suspended, but a few days later, he was offered a new position for less pay.
Shortly, Kirby claims, he was fired from his new job running a stock room: The company’s rationale: An employee was injured while under Kirby’s supervision.
Now Kirby has filed a lawsuit alleging that the real reason was race discrimination. His suit requests punitive damages and damages for mental anguish, plus attorneys’ fees, court costs and interest.
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