“In the complaint, the Plaintiffs allege that (a) they are members of a protected class; (b) they were subjected to intentional discriminatory treatment during their employment with SLU; (c) similarly situated white employees were treated differently; (d) they were terminated due to their race; (e) Gandolfo was subjected to unwelcome sexual harassment that was willfully disregarded by the supervisors at SLU; and (f) they both made grievances to supervisors and filed EEOC complaints, but were subsequently given low performance reviews, suspended without pay, and ultimately terminated. Unlike the summary judgment standard that requires an evidentiary pleading standard, the Plaintiffs only need to allege sufficient facts at this stage to give the Defendants fair notice of the claims and the grounds upon which they rests. Here, the Plaintiffs’ allegations set forth the underlying facts concerning the various instances of the alleged discrimination as well as the key players in the discriminatory acts. These allegations are enough to make out a cognizable claim and provide fair notice to the Defendants of their claims.”

Jones v. Board of Supervisors of the University of Louisiana System, WL 3409477 (E.D. La. 2015)