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.
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