Parish secretary's Title VII claims dismissed for lack of evidence

The federal district court in New Orleans recently determined that a former employee didn't present enough evidence to continue with a lawsuit in which she claimed that St. Bernard Parish's decision to terminate her was retaliatory and that she was subjected to a hostile work environment. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from terminating employees for reporting coworkers' wrongful conduct. It also prohibits pervasive harassment in the workplace. Let's take a look at how St. Bernard Parish successfully defended the lawsuit and what it did correctly and incorrectly in the months leading up to the litigation. Read More...