Hairstylist nonsuits Sport Clips in suit over wrongful termination

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Aug. 29, 2011, 7:18am

GALVESTON - A notice of nonsuit was recently submitted in a La Porte woman's wrongful termination lawsuit.

In a two-page document filed Aug. 4 before the Galveston County 405th District Court, Jennifer Lindsey voluntarily moved to dismiss her claims against Sport Clips Inc., Sports Clips LP Inc., Sports Clips International Inc., CV Investments LLC, Pinnacle PEO Corp., Veronica Lovins and Victoria Jefferson.

As the Southeast Texas Record previously reported, Lindsey, a hairstylist, sued the seven entities in July 2010, claiming a disagreement over a hairstyle led to her termination and caused her to suffer a miscarriage.

Defendant Jefferson threatened to fire the plaintiff 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, according to the original petition.

It further explains that Lindsey was pregnant at the time and worked with a knee brace out of fear of losing her job, asserting Jefferson harmed her as she styled a customer's hair.

The Kemah Police Department investigated the alleged workplace assault.

Lindsey claims Jefferson learned about KPD looking into the incident in question and subsequently attacked her in retaliation.

The plaintiff was fired, losing her unborn child shortly afterwards.

She previously had Galveston County 405th District Court Judge Wayne Mallia approve her motion for continuance to obtain a deposition from her supervisor.

Case No. 10-cv-918

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