In this case, a woman is claiming that she was fired from her job unlawfully. If you've gone through this kind of struggle, then you know that it can be hard to seek the justice you deserve. If you've been unlawfully terminated, discriminated against or harassed at work, you do deserve to seek compensation and get the justice you want, just like she is trying to do.
For this woman, a lawsuit is the way she's trying to get her story heard. According to the news from May 21, the Smith County woman has filed a lawsuit against her employer in Texas for unlawful termination from her position. She filed the lawsuit against Tyler Cardiovascular Consultants P.A., CVC Cardia Cath Lab PLLC and the East Texas Medical Center. She is claiming that she faced gender discrimination, sexual harassment, a breach of contract, retaliation in the workplace, common law fraud, wrongful termination, defamation and mental abuse while working at and after working at the business.
The woman claims that she had worked for Tyler Cardiovascular Consultants in Tyler County, Texas, for 13 years. She is African-American. She reported that when the company went through a hard financial time, it cut costs by freezing pay for employees.
During that time, she claims one of her coworkers was promoted, but she had never had a pay increase for over five years. She claims she was the victim of sexual remarks, harassment, gestures from coworkers and demeaning remarks. She claims she reported those problems and was harassed more afterward.
When she was terminated, she reported that there was no reason for the company to do so. However, she believes she suffered through embarrassment, grief, fright, shame, humiliation and other reactions after filing the report, and then she was finally fired. She's now asking that she receive back pay for the workplace discrimination and firing, including salary and benefits, forward pay for future earnings, her attorney's fees, court costs and interest.
Source: The Southeast Texas Record, "Tyler Cardiovascular Consultants, others named in discrimination claim" Ben Hart, May. 21, 2014