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Woman accuses Oak Ridge Center of discrimination

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 4, 2017

CHARLESTON – A woman is suing Oak Ridge Center after she claims she was discriminated against.

James Triana and Genesis Healthcare was also named as a defendant in the suit.

Brenda Myers was employed by the defendants and was terminated and prosecuted in November 2016, according to a complaint filed July 11 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Myers claims the defendants provided testimony that was incorrect, inaccurate and false at her hearing and her request for reinstatement was denied.

The defendants’ termination of the plaintiff’s employment was based in whole or in part on her complaints about policy and procedure, which violates the West Virginia Human Rights Act and its accompanying regulations, according to the suit.

Myers claims the defendants’ retaliation and/or violations of public policy was outrageous conduct and caused her nursing license to be suspended.

The defendants charged Myers with a medical error and claims she was retaliated against and/or discriminated against due to her age and/or gender, as younger nurses and male nurses did not get terminated for medical errors, according to the suit.

Myers claims younger nurses and male nurses did not get prosecuted by the defendant at state licensing boards, which was done to her.

The defendants failed to provide her with any education and training regarding the alleged medical error, according to the suit.

Myers is seeking compensatory and punitive damages. She is being represented by D. Adrian Hoosier II and Erica Lord of Lord Hoosier.

The case is assigned to Circuit Judge James C. Stucky.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 17-C-993

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