Alleges workplace violence
Houston – According to published reports, a 45-year-old Houston man suffered humiliation by his boss and two co-workers who shocked him with a taser and made videos of the torture.
The employer then posted the videos on YouTube with the intention of providing a humorous diversion, according to a lawsuit filed in Harris County Court-at-Law.
The painful practice came to an end when Bradley Jones lost his job after several years peacefully working at Fred Fincher Motors. In the last nine months of his career working for Sam Harless, who co-owns the business with his wife, State Representative Patricia Harless, he was repeatedly hurt and humiliated when two fellow employees sneaked up on him and hit him with the defensive mechanism. Rep. Harless is a co-defendant in the suit.
Mr. Jones said he even checked behind his shower curtain when he got off work, fearful that he would be attacked in his home. The suit alleges that Mr. Harless provided the taser gun and would hold the video camera when the surprise attack torture sessions took place. Mr. Harless praised the American system of justice, which he is confident will find the allegations in Mr. Jones' lawsuit false. “This is a frivolous lawsuit – once the facts come out, it will be thrown out,” he said.
His voice breaking, Mr. Jones said, “I was trying to buy a home.” He is seeking employment elsewhere, but so far he has had no luck.