HOUSTON — A female worker is suing her past employer, alleging discrimination based on her gender.
Shannon T. Bonner filed a lawsuit Jan. 5 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Community Health Systems and TEK Systems, alleging unlawful sexual discrimination.
According to the complaint, Bonner was an employee of TEK when she was assigned as an application systems analyst at Community Health. During her time there, the plaintiff was hospitalized and began to suffer from unwanted sexual advances, the suit states.
During her hospital stay, the lawsuit states, Bonner was visited by Cecil Leftwich, who was no relation or friend of hers. While in the room, the suit says, Leftwich made inappropriate comments to the plaintiff.
Bonner filed two complaints, the complaint states, including a more formal one, and was told Leftwich would be terminated. On June 3, 2014, the plaintiff was sent home and terminated from her position, the suit says.
Bonner seeks damages for lost wages, front and back pay, costs of the suit as well as mental anguish and emotional distress. She is represented by attorney Deshonda Charles Tackett of The Tackett Firm PLLC in Houston.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 4:16-cv-00013