NEW ORLEANS – A Hispanic laborer alleges she was terminated following her filing a complaint about unwanted sexual harassment from a supervisor.
Jeanette Tijerino filed a complaint on Jan. 10 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against The Painting Co. alleging that the former employer violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that as a result of defendant's actions, she has suffered lost wages and fringe benefits. The plaintiff holds The Painting Co. responsible because the defendant allegedly intentionally discriminated against her on the basis of her sex and race, retaliated against her and terminated her employment in response to her participation in protected activities. She alleges she filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regarding sexual harassment from her supervisor.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks award of lost wages and fringe benefits, reinstatement or front pay, compensatory and punitive damages, attorney's fees, expenses, and costs, and all other necessary and proper relief. She is represented by Stephen J. Haedicke of Law Office of Stephen J. Haedicke LLC in New Orleans.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-00245