HARRISBURG — A former worker man is suing a Canonsburg home improvement business, alleging he was fired due to his race and religion.

Paul Seay of Harrisburg filed a lawsuit Jan. 26 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against Centimark Corporation, alleging retaliation and constructive discharge.

According to the complaint, Seay, who is black, worked for Cenimark from January 2012 until June 2014, as a roofer. The suit says the plaintiff's supervisors exhibited racially insensitive actions, such as using the words "nigger" and "spick."

The lawsuit states that on the plaintiff's final day of work, June 7, 2014, Titan Thomas, used derogatory language against the plaintiff, and Seay complained of the incident to his supervisor, Mike Strader. Strader spoke to Titan Thomas and later informed Seay that he was being terminated for poor performance, the suit states.

The plaintiff alleges he was fired because he complained of racial and religious discrimination. 

Seay seeks damages for pain, suffering, emotional distress, mental anguish, harm to reputation and lost income, plus attorney' fees. He is represented by attorney Samuel A. Dion of Dion & Goldberger in Philadelphia.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Case number 1:16-cv-00136

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