BATON ROUGE — An African-American woman is alleging racial discrimination and violation of civil rights.

Sonia Clark is suing Railcrew Xpress L.L.C. and Linwood Huckins, former employer and manager. She filed a complaint on Sept. 2 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana against the defendants, alleging that they violated the Louisiana Employment Discrimination Law.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she suffered adverse employment action and was wrongfully terminated based on fabricated allegations. As a result, she has been and will be deprived of wages and benefits, promotion opportunities and job assignments, she alleges. The plaintiff holds Railcrew Xpress L.L.C. and Linwood Huckins responsible because the defendants allegedly created a hostile work environment and terminated her employment on March 29, 2015, on grounds of being involved in a preventable accident.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensation for all damages, a declaration that the defendants violated her right to be free from discrimination, attorney’s fees, costs, interest and such other and further relief the court deems just and appropriate. She is represented by W. Michael Stemmans, M. Todd Alley, Michael J. Taffaro and Jennifer E. Frederickson of Stemmans & Alley PLLC in Baton Rouge.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana Case number 3:16-cv-00585

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