NEW ORLEANS – A safety director alleges her former employer terminated her because of her age.

Margaret C. Reeves filed a complaint on Sept. 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Gulf Engineering Co. LLC alleging violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Louisiana Employment Discrimination Law.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she has worked for the defendant for six years without receiving any written reprimands and/or performance warnings. She alleges that her employment was abruptly terminated on Feb. 21, 2014, as part of a reduction of the defendant's force. The plaintiff holds Gulf Engineering Co. LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly intentionally discriminated against her, terminated her employment on the basis of her age and replaced her with a younger male employee.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks payment for compensatory damages, liquidated damages, punitive damages, reinstatement or front pay, attorney’s fees, expenses, and costs and all other and further relief as to the court deems necessary. She is represented by Christopher L. Williams of Williams Litigation LLC in New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-14974

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