United States District Court, W.D. Louisiana, Lafayette Division
ALECIA M. RIDEAU, M.D.
LAFAYETTE HEALTH VENTURES, INC., ET AL.
JUDGE PATRICK J. HANNA
A. DOUGHTY UNITED STATES DISTRICTJUDGE.
an action brought under the Family and Medical Leave Act of
1993, 29 U.S.C. § 2601, et seq.
(“FMLA”). Pending here is an omnibus Motion in
Limine [Doc. No. 87] filed by Plaintiff Alecia M. Rideau,
M.D. (“Dr. Rideau”). Defendants Lafayette Health
Ventures, Inc. (“LHVI”); Lafayette General Health
System, Inc. (“LGHS”); and Lafayette General
Medical Center, Inc. (“LGMC”) (collectively
“Defendants”) have filed an opposition [Doc. No.
following reasons, Dr. Rideau's motion is GRANTED IN PART
and DENIED IN PART.
FACTS AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY
Rideau is a radiologist whose specialty is interpreting
breast imaging. [Doc. No. 1. at ¶ 12]. From December 1,
2014, to September 1, 2016, Dr. Rideau worked at the Breast
Center at LGMC. [Id. at ¶ 13].
April 6, 2018, Dr. Rideau filed this lawsuit against
Defendants alleging two claims for relief: (1) interference
under the FMLA, in that Defendants illegally denied her FMLA
leave; and (2) retaliation under the FMLA, in that Defendants
retaliated against her for exercising her FMLA rights,
culminating in her termination from employment. [Doc. No. 1].
Rideau alleges that, after she was diagnosed with breast
cancer, took FMLA leave to have a double mastectomy,
complained about retaliation associated with exercising FMLA
rights, and requested a second FMLA leave for breast
reconstructive surgery, Defendants terminated her employment.
[Id. at ¶¶ 14, 22, 34 and 35].
Rideau presents four (4) subparts in her motion in limine for
the Court's consideration. The Court will consider each
Dr. Rideau's Prior and Post-Termination Employment
Prior Employment Records
Rideau moves the Court to preclude Defendants from offering
any evidence or argument about her prior employment records
from facilities at which ...