“Plaintiff argues pretext based on the following points: (1) that defendant’s proffered reason is not supported by any documentation; (2) that Sheriff Little hired fourteen (14) new employees before plaintiff was discharged and hired fifteen (15) new employees after the alleged reduction in force due to budget constraints; and (3) that Sheriff Little explained his removal of plaintiff from his position as Judge Wiley’s bailiff as a function of his desire not to waste the value of a POST certified road deputy by only using them as a bailiff when you could hire an as-needed court bailiff for less money and without the necessity of paying benefits.”
Hollingsworth v. Sheriff’s Office of Winn Parish, CIV.A. 10-815, 2013 WL 5524868 at *8 (W.D. La. Oct. 3, 2013) (Trimble, J.).