GALVESTON – A nurse alleges that she was discriminated against by a medical facility because of her disability.

Tamra Shreves filed a complaint on Oct. 25 in the Galveston County District Court against University of Texas Medical Branch alleging that the hospital operator violated Chapter 21 of the Texas Labor Code.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff applied for a position as registered nurse for the defendant in December 2016 and was offered a job. The suit states that she informed the RN manager that she was a voluntary participant in the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurses because of her bipolar disorder. The plaintiff alleges the job offer was rescinded after that information was disclosed.

The plaintiff holds University of Texas Medical Branch responsible because the defendant allegedly rescinded her employment because of her bipolar disorder.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks monetary relief of more than $200,000 but not more than $1 million, reinstatement, attorney's fees and such other and further relief to which she is entitled. She is represented by Kell A. Simon of Law Offices of Kell A. Simon in Austin.

Galveston County District Court case number 17-CV-1312

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