ST. LOUIS — An African-American male is suing former employers, citing alleged unlawful harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

Harry Nelson filed a complaint June 26 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against John P. Engman, Stone Fabricators Inc., Morgan-Engman LLC, Joseph Angel and Matt Pikul alleging they violated the Missouri Human Rights Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that as a result of defendants' unlawful employment practices, he has suffered a loss of wages and employment benefits, emotional distress, humiliation and diminished employment status. He claims he was unlawfully terminated from his employment May 28, 2016. 

The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly retaliated against him and terminated his employment because of his race, as well as for complaining about racial harassment, and replaced him with a white man.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and punitive damages, litigation costs and expenses, attorney's fees and such other legal and equitable relief. He is represented by Russell C. Riggan and Samuel W. Moore of Riggan Law Firm LLC in Kingwood.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1722-CC10663

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