ALEXANDRIA — A Rapides Parish man is suing a mall operator, alleging hostile work environment, gender discrimination and retaliation.
Ryan M. Gaspard of Pineville filed a lawsuit July 20 in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Alexandria Division against Universal Protection Service LLC and Jones Lang LaSalle Americas Inc., doing business as a Alexandria Mall, alleging violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
According to the complaint, on June 26, 2015, Gaspard was discharged from employment as a security director at Alexandria Mall for allegedly stealing time, not working the required hours and having an affair with his subordinate. The suit says his termination caused Gaspard financial burdens, loss of income, mental pain and suffering, embarrassment and humiliation.
The plaintiff alleges the defendants subjected him to gender discrimination, harassment, hostile work environment and retaliation for notifying the EEOC of his charge of discrimination.
Gaspard seeks a trial by jury, compensatory damages, court costs, attorney fees and such other relief the court deems equitable. He is represented by attorney Nelson W. Cameron of Shreveport.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Alexandria Division Case number 1:16-cv-01071