BATON ROUGE — An East Baton Rouge Parish woman is suing O'Reilly Automotive Stores., alleging sexual discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
Lakrishia Dumas filed a lawsuit April 22 in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana against O'Reilly Automotive Stores Inc. alleging violation of the Civil Rights Act and the Louisiana Employment Discrimination Law.
According to the complaint, beginning in January 2015 and throughout her employment as a cashier, Dumas was subjected to inappropriate comments and sexual advances from her supervisor, "Reginald," who routinely made advances toward her, including repeatedly asking her out on dates and asking her to accompany him on out-of-town trips.
The suit says after she reported Reginald's conduct and behavior, O'Reilly abruptly terminated her employment later in 2015.
The plaintiff alleges O'Reilly intentionally discriminated against her on the basis of her sex, created, tolerated and condoned conduct that was severe or pervasive and retaliated against in response to her opposition to her superior's practices.
Dumas seeks a trial by jury, judgment that the defendant violated law, compensation for lost wages including lost fringe benefits, reinstatement or front pay, punitive damages, attorney fees, expenses, legal costs and all other relief the court deems proper. She is represented by attorney Christopher L. Williams of Williams Litigation LLC in New Orleans.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana Case number 3:16-cv-00262