BEAUMONT – A Beaumont woman alleges her employer discriminated against her because of her medical disabilities.

Pamela J. Paschal filed a complaint on Aug. 21 in the Beaumont Division of the Eastern District of Texas against Walgreen Co. alleging that the drugstore chain operator violated the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act, the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff is employed as a store clerk for the defendant and has been employed by the defendant and/or its predecessor for 34 years. The suit states the plaintiff has medical disabilities, which include seizure disorder and bipolar disorder, but she was accommodated until 2016. The suit states she was assigned additional duties that involve the use of a computerized system, which she cannot use because of her disabilities.

She alleges she was subjected to intentional discrimination and a hostile work environment because of her disabilities.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks actual, compensatory and exemplary damages, interest, costs of court, attorney’s fees and such other lawful and equitable relief. She is represented by Casey H. Hargroder, H. Scott Alexander and Keith Kebodeaux of Kebodeaux, Hargroder & Alexander LLP in Beaumont.

Beaumont Division of the Eastern District of Texas case number 1:17-cv-00360

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