Hoang Tran Feb. 15, 2016, 9:00pm


NEW ORLEANS – A former employee of Tidy Building Services is suing the president of the company over alleged sexual harassment.

Christina Dupuis filed a lawsuit on Feb. 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Tidy Building Services LLC, Charles Kyu Cho and Doe defendants, citing racial discrimination and harassment.

According to the complaint, Dupuis was an executive assistant to Cho and claims that Cho would touch or attempt to touch her inappropriately or make unsuitable sexual remarks to her when he was in the office. Such actions were alleged to include giving her a massage on her shoulders, asking plaintiff to sit on his lap, inviting plaintiff to his house after work for dinner without his wife present, and staring at her chest and backside.

Dupuis alleges that defendant Cho also made racially insensitive remarks about her ethnicity because she is of Mexican and Caucasian descent. Dupuis alleges that the defendant Cho created a hostile work environment and she resigned on Feb. 2, 2015, due to the constant harassment.

She is now suing for all legal and equitable relief, including back wages, fringe benefits, loss of future income, court costs, attorney fees, prejudgment interest, and any other relief deemed just by the court. She is represented by Mark E. Morice of the Morice Law Firm LLC in Gretna and Phillip J. Kaplan of the Law Offices of Philip J. Kaplan in Los Angeles.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-01170-SSV-MBN

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