NEW ORLEANS – A woman formerly employed as a steward supervisor alleges she was terminated in retaliation for complaining that her employer failed to protect her from sexual assault.
Sharon Zeigler filed a complaint on Nov. 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Centerplate at MCCNO alleging retaliatory discharge, negligent retention and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Dec. 2, 2015, she was terminated from her employment with the defendant. During her tenure with defendant, the suit states she was subjected to sexual harassment and assault by a co-worker. The plaintiff holds Centerplate at MCCNO responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to protect her from the sexual harassment and assault and retaliated against her by discharging her from employment because of her complaint of failing to protect her from sexual assault.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages for physical and emotional pain, back pay and front pay, punitive damages, attorney's fees and costs and all other equitable relief to which she may be entitled. She is represented by J. Courtney Wilson in Metairie.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-16163