NEW ORLEANS – A Caucasian female alleges a school board unlawfully denied her promotions because of her race and sex.
Kim Notariano filed a complaint on Dec. 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Tangipahoa School Board, Ossie Mark Kolwe, Thomas Bellavia and Walter Daniels alleging sex and race discrimination and retaliation and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she was subjected to a continuing series of discrimination because of her sex, age and race. She alleges has been willfully refused and/or denied promotion in retaliation for protesting unlawful discrimination. The plaintiff holds Tangipahoa School Board, Kolwe, Bellavia and Daniels responsible because the defendants allegedly unlawfully engaged in a pattern of systematic and discriminatory conduct and employment practices.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants for all damages, plus interest, attorney’s fees and costs and all further relief as the court deems just and appropriate. She is represented by William D. Aaron, DeWayne Williams and Anna A. Rainer of Aaron & Gianna PLC in New Orleans.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-17832