Kaiser Employee Canned for Injury, She Claims
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (CN) - A Kaiser hospital fired a woman based on her disability, she claims in a Los Angeles County Superior Court complaint.
Venetia Meeks suffered an undisclosed disability as the result of an injury, but says she was fired one day after she was treated by a Kaiser doctor and filed for medical leave.
She is suing for disability discrimination, failure to engage in the interactive process and provide a reasonable accommodation, retaliation and wrongful termination, all under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act.
“Plaintiff has suffered actual, consequential and incidental losses, including … loss of salary and benefits, and the tangible loss of employment related opportunities in her field and damage to her professional reputation, and emotional distress …” the complaint states.
Meeks seeks compensatory, liquidated, general and punitive damages, including costs and attorneys’ fees.
The plaintiff is represented by Lawrence Freiman and Michael Freiman, in Santa Monica.