NEW ORLEANS – A Lafourche Parish woman claims she was wrongfully terminated for taking a medical leave.
Isis Smith filed a complaint on Feb. 3 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Thoma-Sea Marine Constructors LLC alleging violation of the Family Medical Leave Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on June 30, 2015, she took FMLA medical leave and her doctor released her to go back to work on Sept. 22, 2015. When she attempted to return back to work, she alleges was terminated on Sept. 24, 2015. Plaintiff claims she suffered economic injury in the form of lost compensation and benefits and other monetary losses. The plaintiff holds Thoma-Sea Marine Constructors LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly terminated her employment in retaliation for exercising her rights under the FMLA.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and liquidated damages, reinstatement or front pay in lieu of reinstatement, attorney's fees and costs of court, plus interest and such other relief as the court may deem appropriate and just. She is represented by Amanda Hilgendorf of Miller, Hampton & Hilgendorf in Baton Rouge.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-00972