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Retaliatory Discharge

The Whitehead Law Firm helped relieve a Department Head from unfounded claims of retaliatory discharge in an employment related matter.  Wilmer Dane vs. Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, et al, Middle District of Louisiana, Civil Action -7-138. “Employers face many risks in the workplace. Claims of Retaliation are commonplace when businesses use sound reasoning for personnel changes. What is most disheartening is when employees attempt to distort a manager’s reputation for their own gain. In this litigation, the Court granted our Motion for Summary Judgment and relieved a tremendous amount of personal stress caused to our client” said Jack Whitehead.

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American with Disabilities Act

The Whitehead Law Firm successfully concluded an American with Disabilities Act Claim by a Louisiana Department Safety and Corrections  employee who was found sleeping while on duty.  Robert Shortess vs. State of Louisiana, et al.  United States District Court, Middle District of Louisiana, Civil Action 07-523.  The Court granted a Motion for Summary Judgment in favor of the State of Louisiana after careful analysis of the facts and applicable law. “This ruling provides a clear precedence that Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Correction should and must discipline corrections officers who fail to perform to their job duties,” said Jack Whitehead, “we are honored to represent Louisiana and  help carefully consider the facts and circumstances.”

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American Red Cross

Mr. Whitehead was selected to join the American Red Cross Board of Directors for the Louisiana Capital Area Chapter.  “The American Red Cross is a significant vital component of our community. It responds to every house fire in a ten parish region, helps families stay in contact with the sons and daughters in the military and serves our community in times of natural disaster. I am honored to serve,” said Mr. Whitehead.  As Chair of the Clara Barton Cabinet, Mr. Whitehead will help spearhead philanthropic activities across the Capital Area. He joins a number of other members of the Louisiana bar who actively support and volunteer their time at the American Red Cross.

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Business Property Taxes

In Louisiana, local government continues to ask the business owner to shoulder  a greater portion of property taxes. Schools, law enforcement and hospital districts are a vital cog to a community and there is a time when an industry becomes over burdened with local taxation. Our firm has years of experience with finding an open dialogue with Parish Tax Assessors to reach fair solutions.

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