NEW ORLEANS – An Ascension Parish man claims that he was wrongfully terminated from his position as a heavy equipment operator.

Jack E. Cappel filed a complaint on May 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Almatis Burnside LLC alleging that the former employer violated the Family and Medical Leave Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 24, he was terminated from his employment three days before his scheduled return to work from FMLA leave taken to care for his mother. 

The plaintiff holds Almatis Burnside LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly terminated his employment for exercising his rights in accordance with the FMLA.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks award for back and front wages, liquidated damages, attorney's fees, costs and for all remedies available under the law. He is represented by J. Arthur Smith III of Smith Law Firm in Baton Rouge.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-04822

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