GRETNA – A woman claims that she was terminated from her job at a home improvement store after being injured and requesting time off.
Geornette Horton filed a complaint on March 13 in the 24th Judicial District Court against Lowe's Home Centers LLC.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges she was subjected to work conditions that caused extraordinary mental and physical burdens and created the risk for physical harm while she was employed by the defendant.
She alleges she was injured and reported symptoms and requested time off on May 5, 2018, which she took beginning May 7, 2018. She alleges when she returned to work on March 11, 2018, she was informed that she was being terminated for time and attendance.
The defendant is accused of creating a hostile workplace and for allegedly unfairly terminating her in violation of state and federal laws.
The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Pius A. Obiaha of the Law Offices of Pius A. Obioha & Associates LLC in New Orleans.
The case has been assigned to Division I Judge Nancy A. Miller.
The 24th Judicial District Court case number 793077