Losing a job is likely to affect the worker and family members in significant ways. A layoff becomes even harder when an employee realizes that they were wrongfully terminated based on grounds that violate state and federal employment law.
Recently, a former employee of a New Orleans hotel filed suit in Orleans Parish Civil Court alleging she was fired after co-workers spread rumors that said she was a practitioner of voodoo and witchcraft. The woman worked at the hotel from April of 1996 until November of 2012. According to the plaintiff, her supervisor suddenly informed her she was not doing her job properly and fired her. She claims deficiencies in her performance had never been pointed out before and that she was not given an opportunity to correct them.