HUNTINGTON — A registered nurse is suing Medexpress Urgent Care Inc.-West Virginia d/b/a Medexpress Urgent Care-Huntington and Friday Simpson, M.D., medical services providers, citing alleged retaliation and wrongful termination.
Lisa McDaniel filed a complaint on Oct. 19, in the Cabell Circuit Court against the defendants alleging that they violated the West Virginia Human Rights Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, on July 27, she was terminated from her employment, which caused her to suffer emotional distress, loss wages, loss of employment opportunities, humiliation and a damaged reputation. The plaintiff holds Medexpress Urgent Care Inc.-West Virginia d/b/a Medexpress Urgent Care-Huntington and Friday Simpson, M.D. responsible because the defendants allegedly discriminated against her on the basis of her age and terminated her employment while failing to terminate any other younger employee who also failed to follow the company policy of not checking-in before undergoing medical treatment.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants for compensatory damages, attorney's fees and costs for this action and any further relief as the court deemed appropriate. She is represented by Christopher D. Pence and Charles F. Bellomy of Hardy Pence PLLC in Charleston.
Doddridge Circuit Court Case number 16-c-663