Allstate adjuster claims age discrimination

Michelle Keahey May 16, 2012, 3:29am


NEW ORLEANS - A former Allstate claims adjuster has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the insurance company allegeing that she was terminated because of her age.

Carolyn Stansbury filed suit against The Allstate Corp. on May 5 in federal court in New Orleans.

Stansbury began working for Allstate in 1974 and was promoted to an adjuster in 1978. She states that she was rated "outstanding" in 2010 for her job performance.

Stansbury claims she was terminated from her position in March 2011 for allegedly manipulating the days she investigated a claim.

She claims this was a pretext for age discrimination.

The defendant is accused of violating the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Louisiana Employment Discrimination Law.

The plaintiff is asking the court to restrain the defendant from engaging in such unlawful practices and for an award of back pay, front pay, interest, compensatory damages for pain and suffering, emotional distress, mental anguish, loss of reputation, embarrassment, and humiliation, punitive damages, court costs, and attorney's fees.

Stansbury is represented by New Orleans attorneys James L. Arruebarrena and Rachel Martin-Deckelmann. A jury trial is requested.

U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan is assigned to the case.

Case No. 2:12-cv-01141

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