Category Archives: Whistleblower Protection

Iberia Parish Lawsuit

Former Iberia Parish jail warden files ‘whistle blower’ suit

LAFAYETTE — The former warden of the Iberia Parish Jail alleges he was fired last year for complaining about inmate beatings and reporting other wrongdoing by deputies that included theft and forgery.

Wesley Hayes, who served as warden from December 2009 to October 2013, made the claims under Louisiana’s “whistle blower” statute in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in state court in Iberia Parish. Continue reading

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“Whistle blower” files suit against St. Louis High School & Diocese of Lake Charles

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) – No longer playing for the same team, former St. Louis Catholic High School Head Basketball Coach Butch Sigler files suit against his former employer and the Diocese of Lake Charles, claiming he was let go for bringing to light alleged wrong doing at the school.

“There’s no question based on the timing of this,” said Sigler’s attorney Clay Burgess.

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Former City of Gretna employee sues over alleged violation of whistleblower act

GRETNA –The City of Gretna, employees and officials are being sued by a former employee claiming whistleblower violations and sexual discrimination.

Christine Widish filed suit against City of Gretna, City of Gretna Mayor Belinda Constant, former mayor of the City of Gretna Ronnie Harris, David Neeb and Mahmoud Bahman in the 24th Judicial District Court on Oct. 21.

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Lafayette Sheriff’s Office settles suit filed by deputy – Deputy to get $175,000, resign post

LAFAYETTE — The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office has settled a 2011 lawsuit filed by a deputy who said he was targeted within the department and demoted after reporting the head of the parish jail system had falsified a document. In a settlement reached in May and made public recently, the Sheriff’s Office agreed to pay former Lafayette Parish Correctional Center supervisor Matthew Thomassee $175,000 to settle the lawsuit.

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