A gas station manager in Gretna, Louisiana, filed suit last month in New Orleans federal court alleging race and gender discrimination against his employer. The defendant is Race Trac Petroleum Inc.
According to the plaintiff’s complaint, in March 2010, he tripped over a box while stocking shelves in the freezer. His pain became progressively worse and he consulted a physician. He gave a doctor’s note to his co-manager and his employer fired him shortly afterward. He claims his race and gender are the reasons for his termination.
The plaintiff is seeking the following damages in his lawsuit:
· Pain and suffering
· Physical injury
· Mental distress
· Emotional distress
· Loss of income, employment and promotion
· Loss of benefits, wages and anticipated wages
· Attorney’s fees and costs
Employees have the right to a workplace free from discrimination based on race, gender, national origin and religion. All employees have the right to fair compensation as well. If you think you are the victim of harassment or discrimination on the job or in the hiring process, contact a New Orleans injury lawyer experienced in employee rights. A New Orleans injury attorney is prepared to offer a free and informative case review of your employee rights case.