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Doctor says she was fired because of pregnancy; St. Mary's says she violated non-compete clause

By Chris Dickerson and Philip Gonzales | Jan 17, 2017

HUNTINGTON –  A physician alleges she was terminated because of pregnancy.

Tammy Dann, D.O. filed a complaint on Dec. 22 in Cabell Circuit Court against St. Mary's Medical Management LLC and St. Mary's Medical Center alleging that they violated the West Virginia Human Rights Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Aug. 9. 2016, she was discharged from her employment on the basis of her sex and because of child birth and recovery. She alleges she has suffered and will continue to suffer lost wages and benefits in an amount to be determined at trial, indignity, embarrassment and humiliation. The plaintiff holds St. Mary's Medical Management LLC and St. Mary's Medical Center responsible because the defendants allegedly subjected her to discriminatory and retaliatory actions and termination and also failed to provide reasonable accommodations related to pregnancy.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants for punitive damages, prejudgment interest, attorney's fees and costs and such other just and equitable relief. She is represented by Mark A. Atkinson of Atkinson & Polak PLLC in Charleston. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge F. Jane Hustead.

Cabell Circuit Court Case number 16-c-802

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