Refinery Worker Claims Stress Led to Long Term Disability

A worker at a Louisiana oil refinery has filed a lawsuit against the company alleging that job-related stress resulted in a long term disability.

According to court documents, Calvin White filed a long term disability lawsuit against Valero Refining – New Orleans, Valero St. Charles Refinery, Valero Services Inc., and Valero Energy Corp. The lawsuit claims that while working as a pipefitter in the maintenance department of Trans America Refining Co., White was denied equal access to overtime opportunities in favor of Caucasian employees and was subjected to intimidation tactics, including racial slurs.

White claims these situations caused increasing work-related stress, for which White began seeking medical treatment. He was eventually placed on short-term disability, and in January 2011, he was placed on long term disability leave.

White is seeking damages for intentional infliction of emotional distress, bad-faith breach of contract, lost benefits, mental anguish, humiliation and embarrassment, as well as court costs.

If you need assistance with long term disability, please contact a Indiana Long Term Disability Lawyer of the Hankey Law Office, by calling (800) 520-3633.