Category Archives: Sexual Harassment

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Lawsuit Filed Against Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office Alleging Falsification of Records and Unwanted Contact

LAFAYETTE, LA – November 16, 2015: Lawsuit Filed Against Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office Alleging Falsification of Records and Unwanted Contact

The Petition for Damages has been filed against Lafayette Parish Sheriff Michael W. Neustrom, and a Lieutenant of the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office in the 15th Judicial District Court in Lafayette Parish by the Law Office of L. Clayton Burgess on behalf of an unidentified female deputy who was victim to battery while working for the Sheriff’s Office. Continue reading

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Former teacher files lawsuit against Carencro Middle principal

A former teacher at Carencro Middle has filed a lawsuit against Carencro Middle Principal Spurgeon Banyard, alleging several instances of sexual harassment and retaliatory behavior.

The lawsuit, first reported by The Daily Advertiser, is similar to a lawsuit filed against Banyard by a former assistant principal at Carencro Middle last year. Continue reading

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Opelousas, LA – In an opinion issued November 21, 2013 by the Honorable Judge Alonzo Harris the Town of Port Barre and the former Mayor were found liable for sexual harassment of a former employee.

The law suit which was filed in state court in February of 2012 by L. Clayton Burgess, a professional law corporation, alleges that between 2010 and 2011, David Bell, an employee of the Town of Port Barre for 23 years, was subjected to repeated incidents of sexual harassment by former Mayor John B. Fontenot. The suit alleges that Mr. Fontenot approached Mr. Bell while he was at work and would make statements towards him regarding his sexual desires, telling him of his inability to maintain an erection, his lack of sexual desire for women, and his desire to only have intercourse with men, among other lewd gestures.  The behavior persisted throughout the period of time Mr. Bell was employed with the Town of Port Barre and Mr. Fontenot even showed up at the home of Mr. Bell on multiple occasions uninvited.

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Former New Iberia Catholic High teacher arrested on molestation count – Man identifies himself as victim while student in New Iberia

LAFAYETTE — A 25-year-old man said Monday that he is the victim of the former Catholic High-New Iberia teacher arrested last week and accused of molesting one of her male students 10 years ago. Phillip LeBourgeois said he was a minor attending Catholic High-New Iberia when he was abused by his teacher, Paula Latiolais.

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