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Medical assistant accuses Cabell Huntington Hospital of failing to accommodate her disability

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 17, 2017

HUNTINGTON – A medical assistant alleges her former employer discriminated against her after she was injured in a car accident.

Kristina Fleeman-Barber filed a complaint on Dec. 20 in Cabell Circuit Court against Cabell Huntington Hospital Inc. alleging violation of the West Virginia Human Rights Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff was injured in a car accident in May 2014. She underwent a functional capacity evaluation at the defendant's request, was cleared to return to work in December 2014. The plaintiff alleges that she submitted numerous applications for employment with the defendant from January to September 2015 but was unable to obtain position, which she alleges caused her to suffer lost wages and benefits, annoyance, inconvenience and emotional distress.

The plaintiff holds Cabell Huntington Hospital Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly refused to hire her because of her disability and failed to provide reasonable accommodations.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and punitive damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney fees and such other fair and proper relief. She is represented by Hoyt Glazer of The Law Office of Hoyt Glazer in Huntington. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Christopher Chiles.

Cabell Circuit Court Case number 16-c-795

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