Pasadena company sues former worker and Texas Workforce Commission
A Pasadena company is suing after its former employee was granted unemployment benefits.
Beacon Rock, located at 4195 Spencer Hwy. in Pasadena, filed a lawsuit on Nov. 29 in the Harris County District Court against its former employee Edgar Rentas and the Texas Workforce Commission.
The plaintiff says that in April 2009, it fired Rentas for not following directions, failure to meet deadlines and a lack of concern regarding the quality of his work. After being fired, Rentas filed for unemployment benefits and was denied. Rentas appealed and was granted benefits because the plaintiff was not present at that hearing. The TWC determined the company failed to establish a good cause for not attending the hearing.
Beacon Rock is seeking a new trial to reverse the Texas Workforce Commission's decision against them.
It is being represented in the case by Pearland attorney Robert Swofford.
Harris County District Court Case No. 2010-77956
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