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Baton Rouge City Constable’s Office sued over allegations of sexual discrimination

By Brandon Caples | Jul 20, 2015

BATON ROUGE – An East Baton Rouge woman is suing former claiming gender discrimination.  

Terrica Williams filed suit against Baton Rouge City Constable’s Office in the 19th Judicial District Court on April 24.

According to court records, Williams’ started working for Baton Rouge City Constable’s Office in 2009. The plaintiff’s outstanding job performance gained Williams’ a promotion as Sergeant in August 2012, the suit says. 

Williams, like her male counterparts, had supervisory responsibilities over certain employees. However, as the plaintiff continued her job she was later notified by her boss that her supervisory responsibilities were over. The defendant allegedly failed to allow Williams to exercise her authority as sergeant and failed to give her a reason as to why her duties as a supervisor were over.

The plaintiff claims she attempted to address the treatment with her supervisor but the defendant failed to conduct an investigation on the plaintiff's complaints.

On Nov. 2013, Williams was constructively discharged. Williams filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Nov. 21, 2013.

The defendant is being accused of failing to properly investigate the plaintiff complaint, failing to allow the plaintiff to her job correctly, and failing to treat every employee the same regardless of an individual gender.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for mental anguish, embarrassment, loss of reputation punitive damages, attorney fees and court fees.

Attorney G. Karl Bernard of New Orleans, La. is representing the plaintiff.

This case has been assigned to Division O Judge Wilson Fields.

Case no. 638,864.

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