ST. LOUIS – An African-American man alleges a St. Louis construction company has a pattern and practice of unfairly terminating African-American employees.
Stevenson Rhone filed a complaint on Sept. 13 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against SAK Construction LLC and Shane Peck alleging that the employer and supervisor violated the Missouri Human Rights Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in August 2017, he was falsely accused by three Caucasian employees of doing something wrong and he was terminated shortly after that report by Peck. He alleges his race was a factor in his termination.
The plaintiff holds SAK Construction LLC and Shane Peck responsible because the defendant allegedly treated him differently and discriminated against him because of his race.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks actual damages of more than $25,000, plus punitive damages, costs, attorney's fees and all further relief as the court deems appropriate. He is represented by Bret C. Kleefuss of Law Offices of Derald L. Gab PC in St. Louis.
St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1822-CC11222