A Texas injured lawyer suing his former employer for wrongful termination claims he was simply trying to get some money, the Texas Observer reported Friday.
Sue Johnson, a former Houston-area attorney, sued the Houston-based company, the Law Offices of Bryan Jones, on behalf of himself and other former employees on April 30.
He was seeking to recover damages, pay back benefits, attorneys’ fees and other costs.
Johnson said in a lawsuit filed Friday that his company and other companies across the country were paying off their former employees who were injured while defending them.
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“I have no choice but to pursue my claims, which I believe are baseless and frivolous,” Johnson said in the lawsuit.
“The allegations in this lawsuit are not supported by the facts, and I cannot find any valid basis for the claims.”
Johnson said he was injured while serving as a deputy district attorney in the Houston area.
Johnson said he has been unable to work for months, and that he had no insurance to cover the medical bills and lost income from his practice.
He said he lost a business.
In his lawsuit, Johnson alleged that the company failed to disclose serious health issues, and it failed to pay benefits to his former colleagues, which included severance pay, disability and medical expenses.
He also alleged that his office did not have proper protocol for handling cases.
Johnson’s lawsuit asks the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas to allow him to pursue his claims.