Former executive manager of Ray Brandt Nissan files suit over termination

By Lhalie Castillo | May 26, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – An African-American man residing in Jefferson Parish alleges that he was terminated from his position as executive manager without an explanation.

Kendall Bussey 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 former employer violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 2, 2014, his employment with defendant was abruptly terminated after the defendant had previously promised that he would become general manager of all its dealerships by Jan. 1. The plaintiff alleges he suffered lost wages and benefits, mental anguish, humiliation and embarrassment and loss of enjoyment of life. 

The plaintiff holds Ray Brandt Nissan Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly subjected him to adverse employment actions and terminated his employment and replaced him with a Caucasian male.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant in an amount reasonable in the premises, together with legal interest, costs of these proceedings, attorneys’ fees and for any and all general and equitable relief. He is 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-04886

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