Woman sues respiratory therapy services provider for age, disability discrimination

By John Suayan | Nov 9, 2018

TEXARKANA – A Clearwater, Fla.-based business specializing in respiratory therapy services has been sued for wrongful termination, recent Texarkana federal court records show.

Viki J. Pierce filed a lawsuit against Lincare, Inc. on Nov. 8, stating that the company subjected her to age and disability discrimination.

Lincare employed Pierce as a center operations manager from March 2014 to August 2017.

The plaintiff, who court papers say is in her early 60s, explains that she suffers from spondylolisthesis, a birth defect in her spine. The defendant reportedly knew about her condition.

According to Pierce, the business instructed her to eschew qualified applicants over the age of 40 in favor of younger individuals. She adds that her supervisor made derogatory comments about her spondylolisthesis.

Lincare terminated the complainant on Aug. 21, 2017.

Consequently, Pierce seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

R. David Freeze of the law firm Crisp & Freeze in Texarkana is representing the plaintiff.

Texarkana Division of the Eastern Division of Texas Case No. 5:18-CV-0138

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