NEW ORLEANS – A pharmacy photo
tech alleges she was retaliated against by her employer because of her pregnancy.
Krashaunda Davis filed a complaint on March 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against
Walgreen Louisiana Co. Inc. and Walgreen Co.
citing the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Louisiana Employment Discrimination Law and the
Americans with Disabilities Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she was
hired at the defendants' Harvey pharmacy as a photo tech in 2009 and
informed the defendants she was pregnant in 2016. The suit states her
doctor put her on a medical restriction of working 30 hours per week
because of pregnancy-related high blood pressure, but her supervisor
reduced her hours to 29.5 or less, causing her to lose her insurance and
benefits. She alleges after she returned to work in July 2016 after
giving birth, she was placed on a part-time schedule when she requested a full-time schedule.
plaintiff holds Walgreen Louisiana Co. Inc. and Walgreen Co. responsible
because the defendants allegedly failed to provide reasonable
accommodations, refused to return her to a full-time schedule and
retaliated against her for taking disability-related leave.
plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory, punitive and
liquidated damages, costs of suit, pre- and post-judgment interest and
such other relief as may be just and proper. She is represented by
Charles J. Stiegler of Stiegler Law Firm LLC in New Orleans and Justin
M. Chopin of Chopin Law Firm PC in New Orleans.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-01909