NEW ORLEANS – A project architect alleges her former employer discriminated against her because of her sex.
Jessica Tippens filed a complaint on Nov. 14 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Blitch-Knevel Architects LLC alleging violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 26, 2015, she was terminated from her employment without any explanation. During her tenure with defendant, she alleges she was subjected to discrimination on the basis of her sex and of her pregnancy. The plaintiff holds Blitch-Knevel Architects LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly continually subjected her to negative terms and conditions of employment, including adverse job assignments, frequent reassignments, and denial of access to necessary computer software.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensation for all sums as are reasonable under the premises, reinstatement, front pay, attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses, and all other relief to which she is entitled. She is represented by Christa Hayes Forrester of Peragine Law Firm LLC in Covington.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-16344