GRETNA – A Jefferson Parish man claims that his employer and the employer's brother assaulted him when he went to the office to inquire about a paycheck.

Robert S. Allen filed a suit against John M. Wattigny, Robert Wattigny, Precision Pro Roofing LLC, ABC insurance company and XYZ insurance in the 24th Judicial District Court on Oct. 31.

According to the claim, the plaintiff was employed by the defendant in November 2015. The suit states that during his employment, the plaintiff had not been compensated for a week's worth of work and arranged a meeting with John Wattigny. He alleges when he went to talk with John Wattigny later, he and Robert Wattigny began to attack the plaintiff. He alleges the incident required him to seek medical attention.

The defendants are accused of failing to pay what was owed to the plaintiff and negligence.

The plaintiff is seeking an unspecified amount in damages. The plaintiff is represented by James E. Shields Sr. of Shields & Shields in Gretna.

The case has been assigned to Division C Judge June Berry Darensburg.

The 24th Judicial District Court Case number 766090

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