BECKLEY — A certified medical assistant is suing her former employer, alleging discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.
Carmen Gore filed a complaint April 4 in Raleigh Circuit Court against Interactive Medical Specialist Inc., alleging violation of the West Virginia Human Rights Act.
According to the complaint, Gore began working for Interactive Nov. 30, 2015, as a certified medical assistant. Gore alleges she was terminated from her employment for complaining about the possibility of patients getting double injections or no injections due to her inability to log their injections because she lacked computer access.
The suit says as a result of the defendant's unlawful conduct, Gore has suffered lost wages and benefits, indignity, embarrassment, annoyance, emotional distress and loss of enjoyment of life.
The plaintiff alleges Interactive Medical Specialist treated her differently due to her race (she is black), and retaliated against her and terminated her employment for complaining about violations of the Patient Safety Act.
Gore seeks trial by jury, compensatory and punitive damages, attorney fees, court costs and all other relief the court deems legal or equitable. She is represented by attorney D. Adrian Hoosier of Lord Hoosier PLLC in Charleston.
Raleigh Circuit Court case number 18-C-186