Construction worker claims he was fired after injury

Alejandro de los Rios Jan. 18, 2011, 1:00pm

A former construction worker claims that he was fired by his employer after suffering an workplace injury that the employer refused to provide workers' compensation for, according to a suit filed in Orleans Parish Civil District Court.

Georgia resident Daren Williams is suing Auguillard Construction and an unidentified insurance company, claiming the defendants "withheld salary ... and all emoluments of such and terminated [Williams]," in June 2010, shortly after he was injured on the job.

New Orleans attorney Brett Emmanuel filed the petition for damages on Jan. 10. The lawsuit claims that Williams filed a claim but his "employer failed to accommodate [Williams] as required by law."

Williams, who was hired in January 2009 as a general laborer and saw cutter, claims that he was wrongfully terminated from his employment and that Auguillard Construction is liable for salary and benefits, as well as all legal costs endured by him in filing his petition.

This lawsuit has been assigned to Judge Piper Griffin.

Orleans Parish Case 2011-00265

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