HOUSTON — An employee is suing Lowe's, alleging she was terminated due to a disability.

Tamara Wolf filed a lawsuit June 2 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Lowe's Companies, Inc. alleging disability discrimination and wrongful termination.

According to the complaint, Wolf started working for Lowe's in March 2005, and often received high performance awards for her work. The suit says she was fired Aug. 22, 2014, due to disabilities that had required numerous doctor's visits for a major depressive disorder, cerebral palsy and fibromyalgia. 

The plaintiff alleges Lowe's terminated her employment despite Wolf properly requesting leave time because of her disability. The lawsuit states it became clear management was upset with her requests for time off.

Wolf seeks a trial by jury, actual damages, general damages, interest at the highest rate, back pay, front pay, liquidated damages, exemplary damages, all legal fees and any other relief the court deems just. She is represented by attorneys Martin A. Shellist and Dorian Vandenberg-Rodes of Shellist Lazarz Slobin LLP in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 4:16-cv-01560

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