Nurse formerly employed by Thrive Skilled Pediatric Care files disability discrimination suit

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Sep 26, 2018

MARSHALL – A registered nurse alleges she was terminated because she took a leave to care for a medical issue.

Wendy Johnson filed a complaint on Sept. 7 in the Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas against TSPC-TX, doing business as Thrive Skilled Pediatric Care, alleging disability discrimination and retaliation under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Oct. 8, 2017, she was terminated by the defendant after two years of employment. The suit states she attended a detox center in October 2017 for chemical dependency as her physician had changed her medication regimen and removed her Xanax prescription, which can cause withdrawal symptoms. The suit states she was terminated the same month.

The plaintiff holds TSPC-TX responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to make a reasonable accommodation for her disability and terminated her employment for the time she was forced to take off work to care for her health.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and punitive damages, attorney fees, costs, interest and expert witness fees and such other and further relief as may be just and equitable. She is represented by William S. Hommel Jr. of Hommel Law Firm in Tyler.

Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas case number 2:18-cv-00388-JRG

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