Sunday, October 29, 2017

Former airport employee claims discrimination; sues city

A former airport employee has sued the city of Brownsville, alleging he suffered discriminated because he is from India.
Sesha Sai Vorrey, who was appointed interim director of the BrownsvilleSouthPadre IslandAirport after the July 2015 departure of longtime director Larry Brown, originally filed the lawsuit Sept. 8 in the 197th state District Court. On Oct. 20 the suit was moved to federal court. Employment discrimination claims often end up under federal jurisdiction.
According to the lawsuit, Vorrey’s troubles started in December 2016. By Feb. 10, Airport Director Bryant Walker, who was hired in May 2016, issued Vorrey a formal termination letter.
“Mr. Walker states that he is terminating Mr. Vorrey as a result of allegations of misconduct reported on or about December 11, 2016, and on or about December 21, 2016,” according to the lawsuit. “Mr. Walker states he has lost confidence in Mr. Vorrey’s credibility and his ability to carry out the duties and functions of the position he held at the airport at the time of his termination.”
28/10/17 Mark Reagan/The Herald