Housekeeper sues employer over wrongful termination for physical, mental disabilities

By John Suayan | Nov 30, 2018

TEXARKANA – The Coles Firm, PC in Dallas has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a woman who alleges that she was terminated from her housekeeping job because of her physical and mental disabilities, Texarkana federal court records show.

Latasha James’s lawsuit, which was filed on Nov. 28, states that rather than properly accommodate James for her post-traumatic stress disorder and uterine fibroids, hotel operator Apple Eight Hospitality Texas Services, LLC opted to fire her.

According to the original petition, the defendant’s initial general manager knew about and understood James’s need to take days off, but the respondent soon dropped her off the work schedule because she supposedly accrued many absences.

“The defendant suddenly and without discussion or explanation, either terminated the plaintiff’s employment or constructively terminated the plaintiff’s employment by refusing to schedule her to work any shifts, thereby eliminating the plaintiff’s sole means of income and support,” the suit says.

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

Texarkana Division of the Eastern District of Texas Case No. 5:18-CV-0144

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