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 Disabilities Act.

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.

The 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

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