CHARLESTON – A woman alleges a Charleston medical facility failed to accommodate her disability.

Jennifer Abbott filed a complaint Oct. 18 in Kanawha Circuit Court against Charleston Area Medical Center Inc. alleging violation of the West Virginia Human Rights Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff was hired by the defendant in July 2015. The suit states the plaintiff has Parkinson's disease and that she was transferred to a position of clinical medical assistant in February. In April or May, the plaintiff alleges that she requested reasonable accommodations to be transferred back to a desk job.

The plaintiff alleges that the defendant did not provide or offer any reasonable accommodations and that she was constructively discharged on July 11.

The plaintiff holds Charleston Area Medical Center Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to offer any reasonable accommodations and constructively discharge her by deliberately making her working conditions intolerable.

The plaintiff seeks compensatory, general and punitive damages, litigation costs, interest and all other legal and appropriate relief. She is represented by Robert B. Warner and Phillip Estep of Warner Law Offices PLLC in Charleston. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Charles E. King.

Kanawha Circuit Court Case number 17-C-1434

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