Michael Abella Feb. 16, 2017, 3:37pm


NEW ORLEANS — An Orleans Parish man is suing Next Production LLC, his former employer, citing alleged disability discrimination and wrongful termination.

Chad Allen Peterson filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Next Production LLC alleging that the company violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Nov. 2, 2015, he had been diagnosed with depressive and anxiety disorder, which caused him to have difficulty concentrating and working. He notified defendant of his medical condition and request for reasonable accommodations, which was denied by defendant. The plaintiff holds Next Production responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to engage in any interactive process, failed to provide reasonable accommodations, failed to consult any medical or technical personnel and terminated his employment on March 15, 2016.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks award for compensatory damages, punitive damages, attorney’s fees and litigation expenses and for all remedies which may be available. He is represented by J. Arthur Smith III of Smith Law Firm in Baton Rouge.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-14882

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