Lawsuit Claims Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice Retaliated Against Whistle-blower

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A new lawsuit alleges the Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice (OJJ) and its top administrator retaliated against another administrator for blowing the whistle on poor conditions at youth facilities in Louisiana.

The suit, filed Aug. 12 by administrator John Anderson, accused the OJJ and Deputy Secretary Mary Livers of “retaliatory harassment,” according to The Advocate of Baton Rouge. Anderson’s suit contends he complained about “appalling” conditions at three Louisiana youth centers.

Anderson was ordered to complete impossible job assignments and reassigned to menial tasks after he refused to sign an affidavit contradicting claims made in a similar suit involving another administrator from 2009, the suit alleges.

Anderson’s suit also alleges he was the victim of gender-based harassment and discrimination. He is seeking monetary damages from the state.

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  1. BIG DEAL so some of the directors got a small taste of what they have been dishing out to the employes. The turn over rate of employes is out of the box at these facilities because of these practices(intimidation and retaliation). If all of the employees they forced to quit would file a suit there would not be enough money in the state to pay them all.