NEW ORLEANS — A Jefferson Parish sales representative is suing a pharmaceutical company, alleging he was wrongfully terminated.
Scott Landry of Jefferson Parish filed a lawsuit April 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Medimetriks Pharmaceuticals Inc., alleging violation of the Family Medical Leave Act and wrongful termination.
According to the complaint, in February 2014, Landry advised Medimetriks, through his supervisor Jennifer Gibson, he would need to take a leave to care for his wife who would be undergoing cancer surgery. After his return to work, the suit says, Landry advised Gibson he would need occasionally to reduce his workload to care for his wife as she underwent radiation therapy.
On April 21, 2014, the lawsuit says, he was informed by phone by Gibson that he was fired. The plaintiff alleges Medimetriks did not advise him of his rights under FMLA leave and terminated him because he allegedly was not working hard enough.
Landry seeks trial by jury, a judgment declaring the defendant violated the FMLA, compensation for back wages and benefits, liquidated damages, plus interest, attorney fees, costs and other relief to which he is entitled. He is represented by attorney Gerald J. Huffman Jr. Metairie.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-03536