NEW ORLEANS – A former law enforcement officer alleges he was terminated following time off for a surgery.

Michael Toups filed a complaint on March 2 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against the Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government, Houma Police Department, Dana Coleman and Donna Wedgeworth citing the 14th Amendment and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on March 21, 2016, despite his release back to work following a surgery from his doctor, he was terminated from his employment without due process. The plaintiff holds Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government, Houma Police Department, Coleman and Wedgeworth responsible because the defendants allegedly made no effort to engage in interactive process to determine whether or not the plaintiff could be accommodated.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks reinstatement to employment, an order to issue an identification care identifying him as a retired law enforcement and reimbursement of all costs and attorney's fees expended for this case. He is representing himself.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-01821

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