NEW ORLEANS – A woman claims she was unlawfully terminated from her job at a Slidell business because of her medical condition.
Keiona Foucha filed a complaint on March 7 in
the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against
Brock Beauty Inc. alleging violation of the Americans with
According to the complaint, the plaintiff
suffers from a condition that causes her to break out in extreme cases
of hives without warning, which affects her ability to breathe and
sleep. The plaintiff alleges that on April 14, 2016, she was terminated
from her employment, the same day that her health insurance coverage was
canceled. The plaintiff holds Brock Beauty Inc. responsible because the
defendant allegedly terminated her from employment because she has chronic urticaria.
plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and
consequential damages, back pay and front pay, pre- and post-judgement
interest, attorney’s fees and costs and such further relief as the court
deems appropriate. She is represented by Galen M. Hair, John E.
Bicknell Jr. and Sarah M. Kalis of Scott, Vicknair, Hair & Checki
LLC in New Orleans and Joshua L. Holmes of CrescentCare Legal Services
in New Orleans.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-01945