NEW ORLEANS – A Gonzales man formerly employed as a crane operator alleges that his former employer terminated him because he refused to undergo an unlawful medical and psychological exam.

Paul J. Tanner filed a complaint on May 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against BD Laplace LLC alleging that the employer the violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Louisiana Wage Payment Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that worked at the defendant's steel mill from June 2006 to March 2016.The plaintiff holds BD Laplace LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly terminated his employment for refusing to participate in a medical and psychological examination, retaliated against him and terminated his employment for filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and failed to pay wages due upon discharge.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks unpaid wages, compensatory and punitive damages, interest, costs and attorney fees and all other equitable and appropriate relief. He is represented by Paul F. Bell of Bell Law Firm LLC in Baton Rouge.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana case number 2:17-cv-05141

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