Sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Sewerage & Water Board

Michelle Keahey Aug. 31, 2012, 3:54am

NEW ORLEANS - An employee of the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans claims he was sexually harassed by his immediate supervisor and subjected to retaliation when he filed a grievance.

Leroy D. Simpson III filed a sexual discrimination lawsuit against Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans on Aug. 8 in federal court in New Orleans.

While employed as a Management Development Specialist I in the Support Services Department, Simpson claims he was subjected to sexual harassment, a sexually hostile work environment and retaliation for opposing the sexual harassment.

According to the allegations, Simpson was constructively discharged in March 2012.

The plaintiff is asking for an award of damages for emotional pain and distress, loss of self-esteem, economic injuries, lost wages, moving expenses, back pay, interest, medical expenses, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment of life, and court costs.

Simpson is represented by New Orleans attorney Lillian M. Thornton.

U.S. District Judge Martin L. C. Feldman is assigned to the case.

Case No. 2:12-cv-02038

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