Pregnant woman sues after losing job with Denton County business

Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau Jan. 23, 2012, 9:23am

SHERMAN - A Dallas County woman has filed a lawsuit against her former employer, claiming she was terminated due to her pregnancy.

Claiming gender and pregnancy discrimination in violation of her civil rights, Whitney Turley filed suit against Paycom on Dec. 12 in Denton County District Court. The defendant removed the case to the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division on Jan. 20.

According to the complaint, Turley was employed by Paycom at its facility in Denton County. The suit states was terminated from her position on July 14.

Turley alleges she was discriminated against in violation of the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act and in violation of her civil rights.

The plaintiff is asking the court to enter an injunction to prevent further discrimination and for an award of damages for mental and emotional anguish, inconvenience, anxiety, loss of enjoyment of life, humiliation, back pay, front pay, loss of earnings and earning capacity, employment benefits, attorney fees, court costs and interest.

Turley is represented by Steven B. Thorpe and Carla S. Hatcher of Thorpe, Hatcher & Washington in Dallas.

U.S. District Judge Richard A. Schell is assigned to the case.

Case No. 4:12-cv-00034

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