Former Ticketmaster employee claims disability discrimination

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 8, 2016

CHARLESTON — A woman is suing Live Nation Worldwide Inc., d/b/a Ticketmaster LLC, a former employer, citing alleged disability discrimination.

Barbara Dixon filed a complaint on May 25 in Kanawha Circuit Court against the defendant, alleging that the former employer violated the West Virginia Human Rights Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on various occasions in 2015 and January 2016, she suffered from a bronchial ailment that required medical treatment, vocal rest and two emergency room visits before she was terminated from her employment. As a result of defendant's conduct, she has suffered and will continue to suffer loss of income and benefits, humiliation, embarrassment, mental and emotional distress and loss of dignity. The plaintiff holds Live Nation Worldwide, Inc. d/b/a Ticketmaster LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly recklessly disregarded her rights and terminated her employment because of her disability.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants jointly and severally for compensatory damages, emotional distress damages, attorney fees and costs, pre- and post-judgment interest and such further relief as the court may find appropriate. She is represented by Richard W. Walters of Shaffer & Shaffer PLLC in Charleston.

Kanawha Circuit Court Case number 16-C-800

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