Molly English-Bowers Dec. 17, 2015, 12:16pm


TYLER -- A Henderson County woman is suing a Virginia-based company, alleging wrongful termination under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Breyanna Knox filed a lawsuit Oct. 22 in the the Tyler Division of the Eastern District of Texas against Maximus Inc., based in Reston, Va., and with an office in Austin.

According to the suit, in 2014, Know began working for Maximus as a customer service representative. Soon after she developed a tumor in her uterus, causing her to need more frequent bathroom breaks.

The suit says she informed her employer about the condition, and on Jan. 22, her doctor completed paperwork provided by the defendant to outline her accommodation.

On June 26, the suit alleges, a supervisor for Maximus told Knox she was abusing her accommodation and not keeping up with her work. Furthermore, the suit says she was terminated that same day.

The complaint suit says her termination is unlawful under the ADA.

Knox seeks a trial by jury, damages including lost wages and benefits, reinstatement to her job, attorney fees and court costs. She is represented by attorney Donald E. Uloth of Dallas.

Tyler Division of the Eastern District of Texas Case number 6:15-cv-00915

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