MONROE – An Ouachita Parish resident alleges that she was sexually harassed while working for the city of Monroe.
Releisha James filed a complaint on May 11 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Monroe Division against the city of Monroe alleging sexual harassment and sexually hostile work environment and retaliation.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she began working for the Monroe Transit Bus System in June 2014 and was promoted to full-time employment after returning from maternity leave in June 2015. She alleges that beginning in August 2015, she was sexually harassed by her immediate supervisor and reported the treatment to her union president and supervisor in April 2016. The suit states that since she reported the treatment, her pay raise has been denied and that she was disciplined for minor infractions.
The plaintiff holds the city of Monroe responsible because the defendant allegedly denied plaintiff's right to be free from harassment and battery.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and consequential damages, court costs, attorney fees and such other relief as the court may deem just and equitable. She is represented by Nelson W. Cameron in Shreveport.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Monroe Division Case number 3:17-cv-00626