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Harvey car dealership accused of discriminating against former African-American employees

By Lhalie Castillo | May 26, 2017

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NEW ORLEANS – Six African-American men allege that their Harvey employer discriminated against them and that they were forced to resign.

Renwick Clivens, Louis Roach, Norman Jackson, Jeffrey Henderson, Rodney Bridges and Harold Seals filed a complaint on May 11 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Ray Brandt Nissan Inc. alleging that the automobile dealer violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that as a result in the reduction on their salaries and commissions and for being unable to meet their financial responsibilities, the plaintiffs were forced to resign. They allege they have suffered lost wages and benefits, mental anguish, humiliation and loss of reputation. 

The plaintiffs hold Ray Brandt Nissan Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly discriminated against them on the basis of their race by subjecting them to adverse employment actions in terms and conditions of employment.

The plaintiffs seek damages in an amount reasonable in the premises to compensate each plaintiff, plus legal interest, attorneys’ fees and costs and such other general and equitable relief. They are represented by G. Karl Bernard of G. Karl Bernard & Associates LLC in New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-04885

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G. Karl Bernard & Associates LLCU.S. District Court for the Eastern District of LouisianaRay Brandt Nissan Inc.