Riess LeMieux attorneys Donald Douglas and Robyn Brown recently successfully defended and obtained a dismissal of a sexual harassment lawsuit brought against a large industrial client. A former employee filed a Charge of Discrimination with the EEOC after she was terminated, claiming that she had been subjected to a hostile work environment during the time of her employment. Riess LeMieux responded and challenged the charges before the EEOC. The EEOC subsequently closed the matter without taking any action.
The former employee then filed suit against both the company and its owner in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Attorneys Douglas and Brown prepared a filed Motions to Dismiss the claims against the company, arguing that the facts alleged by the former employee did not rise to the level of an actionable sexual harassment claim. They also argued that the owner could not be held personally liable under federal employment discrimination law. While the motions were pending, Douglas and Brown began written discovery and attempted to take the deposition of the former employee; the former employee instead voluntarily dismissed all her claims.
The attorneys at Riess LeMieux are ready to answer any questions and assist with all employment matters, from hiring through termination and defending claims.