BATON ROUGE — An hourly associate is suing Home Depot U.S.A., a retail store operator, citing alleged unlawful termination.

Robert C. Vince filed a complaint on Oct. 12, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana against Home Depot U.S.A. alleging that the retail store operator violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that due to his injuries, he was terminated for receiving workers' compensation benefits in the form of medical payment. Shortly after his termination on Oct. 14, 2015, he was denied further workers’ compensation benefits. Plaintiff has suffered mental anguish, financial and emotional distress and damage to his reputation. The plaintiff holds Home Depot U.S.A. responsible because the defendant allegedly subjected him to discrimination and retaliation for having asserted workers' compensation claims for benefits and upon terminating his employment, defendant replaced him with a woman in her 20s.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks payment for all compensatory and liquidated/punitive damages, plus interest, attorneys’ fees, costs and litigation expenses, reinstatement and such other relief as the court deems necessary. He is represented by Jane H. Barney of J. H. Barney Law Firm LLC in Baton Rouge.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana Case number 3:16-cv-00679

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