LAKE CHARLES — A former employee is suing a gaming company, alleging she was wrongfully terminated from her job.
Katy Credeur filed a lawsuit April 26 in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Lake Charles Division against St, Charles Gaming Company LLC, alleging discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination and violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, .
According to the complaint, during Credeur's employment with St. Charles Gaming from Sept. 26, 2014 to Sept. 26, 2015, she was diagnosed with various health conditions. Despite her ability to work, the suit says, she was informed by St. Charles Gaming on Sept. 26 that she was unfit for her position and needed to resign.
The lawsuit says Credeur was forced to resign because of her medical diagnoses and request for accommodations. As a result, the complaint states, she has suffered lost wages, medical expenses, lost benefits, mental anguish, anxiety, pain and suffering, grief and worry.
The plaintiff alleges St, Charles Gaming subjected her to discrimination and harassment, as well as unlawful and retaliatory discharge.
Credeur seeks a trial by jury, judgment against the defendant, costs of court, pre-judgment interest and all such relief to which she is justly entitled. She is represented by attorney Somer G. Brown of Cox, Cox, Filo, Camel & Wilson in Lake Charles.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Lake Charles Division Case number 2:16-cv-00566