A home health worker has filed a
gender discrimination lawsuit that claims she was terminated
because of her pregnancy.
Hernandez filed suit against Home Healthcare Partners d/b/a Delta Home Health on Aug. 31 in federal
court in New Orleans.
was hired by Delta Home Health as a care transition coordinator on Feb. 21, 2011. In late May 2011,
she informed the defendant that she was pregnant. Less than a month later, she was written up by the
Human Resources Manager for failing to meet a weekly job goal of four admits.
According to the lawsuit, two male counterparts that
failed the weekly goal were not written up.
“Complaint was discriminated against because of her
sex/pregnancy and was subsequently retaliated against for opposing the unlawful discrimination to her employer and for filing a charge with
the EEOC,” the lawsuit states.
plaintiff is asking the court for an award of damages for lost wages and benefits, back pay and
front pay, reinstatement, lost anticipated wages due to a wage increase or lost promotion, severe
emotional distress, mental anguish, humiliation, embarrassment, damage to reputation, loss of
earning capacity, punitive damages, court costs and attorney’s fees.
Hernandez is represented by Robert L. Campbell of
Williamson, Fontenot & Campbell in Baton Rouge and J. Parker Layrisson of Parker Layrisson Law
Firm in Ponchatoula. A jury trial is requested.
U.S. District Judge Helen G. Berrigan is assigned to the case.
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