BATON ROUGE – An African-American woman alleges she was retaliated against and terminated from her job at a casino because of her race.

Daja Nathan filed a complaint on March 2 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana against Pinnacle Entertainment Inc., doing business as L'Auberge Casino and Hotel Baton Rouge, alleging violation of the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that during her employment with defendant from September 2015 to April 2016, she was subjected to adverse employment actions and was treated less favorably than other similarly situated employees as demonstrated by her suspension and termination. The plaintiff holds Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to take reasonable steps in resolving her complaints.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and punitive damages, attorney's fees and such other appropriate and equitable relief. She is represented by Nina S. Hunter of Law Office of Nina S. Hunter LLC in Baton Rouge.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana Case number 3:17-cv-00118

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