Carol Ostrow Jun. 12, 2015, 2:32pm


A worker who was missing three fingers on one of his hands sued a corporation that fired him, alleging multiple violations of federal and state employment laws in his abrupt 2012 dismissal.

Stacey Schneider of Pearl River, Mississippi filed a lawsuit against Cameron International Corporation of Baton Rouge, Louisiana in the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana on June 4 alleging employment law violation and wrongful termination in June 2012.

The suit states that the plaintiff, whose left hand had previously been maimed, resulting in the amputation of three fingers, was hired as a field technician by the defendant starting in May 2008. According to the complaint, the plaintiff had additional surgery and took a leave of absence in June 2011 to recover, returning to work in January 2012 on light duty.

Schneider was assigned to a remote job site requiring him to work 12 hours a day, according to court documents. When he expressed concern regarding his physical limitation, he was allegedly met with resistance; denied accommodation; and discharged on June 27, 2012 via a phone message to his hotel. When he checked out, he discovered that his company-issued credit card had been canceled, forcing him to buy gasoline with pocket change in order to get home.

Alleging failure to provide reasonable accommodation, retaliatory discrimination and wrongful termination, Schneider requests injunctive relief, lost wages and benefits, and reinstatement or front pay; actual, compensatory and punitive damages; and interest, attorney’s fees, expenses and court costs. He is represented by Christopher Williams of Williams Litigation in New Orleans, Louisiana.

U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana Case 2:15-cv-01908-SSV-DEK

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