LAFAYETTE – A biracial man alleges he faced discrimination and harassment from his former employer because of his race.

William T. Reily filed a complaint on April 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Lafayette Division against Dixie Electric Membership Corp. (DEMCO) alleging that the former employer violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and/or the Age Discrimination Employment Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff was hired by the defendants in 1979 and most recently worked as a district line supervisor. The plaintiff alleges that on May 20, 2015, he was discharged from his employment in retaliation for complaining about the promotion process. He alleges a younger, less-qualified white male was selected for promotion over him. As a result, he alleges he has suffered loss wages and benefits, emotional distress, embarrassment and humiliation.

The plaintiff holds Dixie Electric Membership Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly subjected plaintiff to illegal discrimination, harassment and retaliation based on plaintiff’s race and/or age.

The plaintiff seeks compensatory and punitive damages, interest, attorney’s fees, court costs and litigation expenses. He is represented by Dan M. Scheuermann of Dan M. Scheuermann, Attorney at Law in Baton Rouge.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Case number 3:17-cv-00215

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