Memphis, TN (PRWEB) January 15, 2014
A taxi cab driver in Memphis, Tennessee has brought a two million dollar lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee against Yellow Cab of Memphis and Premier Transportation alleging religious discrimination, discriminatory conduct in violation of federal law, civil theft and conversion, breach of contract, including breach of contract for a sum certain and willful and wanton breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing; promissory estoppel; outrageous conduct and intentional infliction of emotional distress; interference with prospective contract or business advantage; and unlawful repossession.
Lewis Seals, a Memphis taxi cab driver, claims that he was a party to a pattern of discriminatory employment practices at both Yellow Cab of Memphis and Premier Transportation. According to the lawsuit it is alleged, "[Yellow Cab of Memphis and Premier Transportation] has engaged in a pattern and practice of discriminating against, harassing, and creating a hostile work environment for [Lewis Seals] on the basis of [his] race/color and/or religion."
The lawsuit further alleges, "[Yellow Cab of Memphis and Premier Transportation] threatened to repossess Plaintiff’s taxi cab when he stood up against discrimination." The central theme of the lawsuit stems from the allegation that Lewis Seals' taxi cab was unlawfully repossessed; although it was under lease and fully paid.
In order to restore business relationships that were lost, Lewis Seals opened Memphis Taxi Cab L.L.C. For more information on Memphis Taxi Cab L.L.C., visit http://memphistaxicab.com.
The lawsuit was filed in United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee under case number 2:2013cv02971.