NEW ORLEANS – A Tangipahoa Parish resident claims his general contractor employer wrongfully terminated him.

Jesse Wayne Mathis filed a complaint on Oct. 14 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Ford Bacon & Davis LLC alleging violation the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that during his employment with defendant, his arthritis became painful and required medical attention. The suit states he was allowed to work from home. In January, the suit states he was fired because his assignment had ended. The plaintiff holds Ford Bacon & Davis LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to make a reasonable accommodation to his known physical or mental limitations and subjected him to adverse employment action.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order for his reinstatement and to make him whole by paying monetary and non-monetary benefits, attorneys' fees, costs and expenses and such other relief as the court deems just and proper. He is represented by Thomas J. Hogan Jr. of Hogan Attorneys in Hammond.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-15603

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