BATON ROUGE – A Tangipahoa Parish man alleges that he was retaliated against by his state employer after he filed a complaint.
Undra L. Randall filed a complaint on May 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development alleging that it violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff was hired for the Walker district in November 2013 and that he filed a complaint in April 2014 with the defendant over allegations of a hostile work environment and discrimination. The suit states that the plaintiff was terminated on June 12, 2014. The plaintiff claims he suffered lost wages and fringe benefits, loss of pension opportunity, emotional distress, embarrassment and financial conflict in his marriage.
The plaintiff holds Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development responsible because the defendant allegedly has discriminated against him based on his race and retaliated against him by terminating his employment for previously lodging a complaint of race-based discrimination.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory, statutory and punitive damages, interest, attorney’s fees and costs incurred in the action and such other general and equitable relief. He is represented by Kevin S. Vogeltanz of The Law Office of Kevin S. Vogeltanz LLC in Mandeville.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-04788