Annie Cosby Feb. 4, 2015, 11:54am


A woman is suing over claims she was fired due to incorrect drug test results.

Stephanie Stillwell filed a lawsuit Nov. 4, 2014, in Jefferson County District Court against U.S. Security Associates Inc. and AccuTox Inc.

According to the complaint, Stillwell was employed by U.S. Security Associates as a security guard on Nov. 20, 2013, when a random drug test allegedly showed she was positive for hydrocodone, despite the fact that she had never taken it. Stillwell says she explained her prescription medication, told the defendant she had never taken anything like hydrocodone, and requested another test from AccuTox but this was denied and she was fired. The complaint states the original sample was retested in April 2014 and the company admitted it had made a mistake, that the results were negative but U.S. Security refuses to reinstate Stillwell.

Stillwell seeks more than $200,000 in damages. She is represented by attorneys Paul W. Gertz and Andrew P. Gertz of The Gertz Law Firm in Beaumont.

Jefferson County District Court case number: A-196357

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