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Couple alleges hospital fires husband after he raised financial concerns


By Carrie Bradon | Oct 9, 2019


HOUSTON — A Walker County couple is suing a Huntsville hospital, alleging the husband was fired for concerns he raised from his position as the company's chief financial officer. 

Guy Gros and Elida Cervantes-Gros filed a complaint Aug. 28 in Harris County District Court against Walker County Hospital Corporation, doing business as Huntsville Memorial Hospital, alleging breach of contract and defamation.

Guy Gros alleges he was hired by Huntsville Memorial on Feb. 18, 2013, as chief financial officer (CFO) and was given a contract May 1, 2013 for a two-year and one-month period. The plaintiff said he was given another contract for a three-year period and was told he would have automatic renewals of two years and annually afterward. 

According to the complaint, Gros eventually was terminated for an alleged cause Dec. 2, 2016, after he the plaintiff raised concerns regarding the use of funding and other matters of public concern. The defendant, the suit states, used the plaintiff's involvement in the financial details of the company as grounds for terminating him.

Gros and Certantes-Gros seek trial by jury, lost employment benefits, compensatory damages, attorney fees, court costs, interest and all other just relief. They are represented by attorney Alfonso Kennard Jr. of Kennard Law PC in Houston.

Harris County District Court case number 2019-61177

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