Plaintiff claiming she was wrongfully terminated asks for more time to depose supervisor

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Apr. 27, 2011, 6:30am

GALVESTON � Stating she needs more time to depose her supervisor who she alleges assaulted her in retaliation for talking to the Kemah Police Department, Jennifer Lindsey has asked Galveston County 405th District Court Judge Wayne Mallia to grant a motion of continuance.

Lindsey, a La Porte resident, sued Sports Clips, Pinnacle PEO Corp., Veronica Lovins and manager Victoria Jefferson on March 31, 2010, in Galveston County District Court. She filed the suit after a disagreement over a hair style reportedly led to her termination and caused her to suffer a miscarriage, she alleges.

As the Southeast Texas Record previously reported, the plaintiff claims Jefferson threatened to fire her if she did not return to work immediately from time off recuperating her knee, ankle and hip, which she injured while cutting a customer's hair on Oct. 19, 2009.

Court papers show Lindsey was pregnant at the time and worked with a knee brace out of fear of termination. They further explain that Jefferson "repeatedly yanked (Lindsey) backwards" and injured her as she styled a customer's hair.

Lindsey reported the incident in question to KPD. Jefferson confronted and verbally attacked the plaintiff upon learning about the charges, the suit says.

The defendants then terminated Lindsey, who argues that she subsequently suffered a miscarriage.

Her motion, filed April 6, insists it is "sought so that justice can be done, and not for purposes of delay." The plaintiff adds she cannot obtain Jefferson's testimony from any other source.

A hearing is set for May 16 with the jury trial is set to begin May 26.

Lindsey seeks unspecified monetary damages for physical pain and suffering, emotional pain and mental anguish, medical expenses, and losses of income, parental consortium and enjoyment of life.

She is represented by attorney J. Michael Hughes of League City.

Case No. 10-cv-0918

More News