FAYETTEVILLE – A Fayette County woman says she was forced to resign from her job at a hospital after reporting a co-worker for an alleged sexual assault.

Lisa Pennington filed a lawsuit in Fayette Circuit Court against Montgomery General Hospital Inc., alleging constructive discharge.

According to the complaint, just over a year after starting work at the hospital as a fitness clerk, Pennington says a co-worker grabbed and kissed her, demanding sex as she was working in the printer room. After reporting the May 14, 2015 incident to her supervisor, Pennington says she was sent home for the weekend without pay, disciplined for texting at work, and allegedly blamed for the assault. The suit claims her alleged attacker was not disciplined. The suit says every time Pennington met with her supervisor’s assistant after the alleged attack, he brought someone with him, creating a hostile work environment. As a result, Pennington resigned on Aug. 27, 2015.

The plaintiff seeks a jury trial, punitive and statutory damages, lost wages, aggravation, and litigation costs. She is represented by attorney Scott H. Kaminski of Kaminski Law PLLC in Charleston.

Judge Paul M. Blake Jr. is assigned to the case.

Fayette Circuit Court Case number 16-C-127

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