BATON ROUGE — A man from East Baton Rouge Parish is suing a former employer, alleging discrimination, retaliation and wrongful discharge.
Louis DelSignore, a former project manager, is suing Simon Roofing and Sheet Metal Corp. He filed a complaint on Sept. 14 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, alleging that his former employer violated the Louisiana Employment Discrimination Law and and Louisiana anti-retaliation law.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Feb. 21, 2015, he suffered a workplace accident, causing serious injury to his left arm and elbow, and per his physician’s instructions, he requested a reasonable accommodation of light duty work. The suit says the defendant's refusal to accommodate led to an additional surgery to his arm and medical expenses. The plaintiff holds Simon Roofing and Sheet Metal Corp. responsible because despite his physician’s orders, the defendant allegedly refused to provide the requested accommodation and forced him to do full-duty work, cut his pay by half and terminated his employment on Nov. 17, 2015.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant for all damages and penalty wages, attorney’s fees, costs, interest and all such other relief to which he is entitled. He is represented by Robert L. Campbell of Williamson, Fontenot Campbell & Whittington LLC in Baton Rouge.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana Case number 3:16-cv-00606