CHARLESTON — A former employee has filed a class-action lawsuit against Highland-Clarksburg Hospital Inc., alleging constructive termination.

Lisa Lipscomb filed a complaint on July 5 in Kanawha Circuit Court against Highland-Clarksburg Hospital Inc., alleging that the hospital operator violated the West Virginia Human Rights Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that her employment was terminated based on her filing of a workers' compensation claim and for complaining about short staffing. As a result, she has suffered and will continue to suffer lost wages and benefits, loss of dignity, embarrassment, humiliation and emotional distress, the suit alleges. The plaintiff holds Highland-Clarksburg Hospital Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly created a dangerous workplace or hostile work environment by understaffing nurses or behavior health professionals in order to save money.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensation for all damages, attorney's fees and costs, post-judgment interest and such other relief as the court deems just and equitable. She is represented by D. Adrian Hoosier II of Lord Hoosier PLLC in Charleston.

Kanawha Circuit Court Case number 16-C-1016

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