Robbie Hargett Nov. 28, 2015, 3:18pm


A Greenville woman is suing a Texas medical center, alleging employment discrimination.

Lauren Hajek filed a complaint June 29 in the Sherman Division of the Eastern District of Texas against Hunt Regional Medical Partners, doing business as a Hunt Regional Medical Center, alleging disability discrimination and retaliation.

According to the complaint, while Hajek was employed as a laboratory technician in the microbiology department at Hunt Regional Medical Center, she was subjected to a hostile work environment and unprofessional behavior created by management.

Specifically, the suit says management often criticized and belittled Hajek, causing emotional distress that, in turn, induced seizures, including one seizure Hajek suffered July 16, 2014, for which she was admitted to the defendant's emergency room. While there, a physician advised Hajek not to work for two days, the lawsuit states. Then, on July 18, 2014, Hunt Regional terminated Hajek's employment due to her medical condition, according to the suit.

The complaint alleges the defendant's actions constitute disability discrimination and retaliation in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Hajek seeks statutory damages, back pay and front pay, lost wages and benefits, monetary losses, liquidated damages, attorney fees and other court costs. She is represented by attorney John E. Wall Jr. of the Law Offices of John E. Wall Jr. in Dallas.

Sherman Division of the Eastern District of Texas case number 4:15-cv-00434-ALM-CAN.

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