BATON ROUGE – An Ascension Parish woman alleges she was retaliated against by her employer because of her pregnancy.
Amy Ramagos filed a complaint on June 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana against Community Hospices of America Inc., doing business as Compassus Hospice and Pallative Care, alleging that it violated the Louisiana Employment Discrimination Law, the Family and Medical Leave Act and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff was hired by the defendant in 2012 as a team coordinator and promoted to admissions coordinator in 2013. She alleges that when she became pregnant in 2016 and had a high-risk pregnancy, she was signaled out for increased scrutiny. The suit states she was discharged Jan. 15.
The plaintiff holds Community Hospices of America Inc., doing business as Compassus Hospice and Pallative Care, responsible because the defendants allegedly retaliated against her by terminating her employment because of her pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions.
The plaintiff seeks compensatory damages, liquidated damages, costs of suit and such other and further relief as may be just and proper. She is represented by Robert B. Landry III of Robert B. Landry III PLC in Baton Rouge.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana case number 3:17-cv-00356