CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County woman alleges she was terminated by her employer because of her pregnancy.
Whitney Monk filed a complaint in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, Charleston Division against Total Renal Care Inc. alleging that the dialysis center violated the West Virginia Human Rights Act and the Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff was hired by the defendant in May 2016 and announced her pregnancy in December 2016 with an August 2017 due date. The suit states she was placed off of work by her physician for two weeks in January 2017 and also missed two days of work in the same month because of bronchitis.
The suit states on Jan. 27, 2017, she was told by the defendant she would no longer be placed on the work schedule "because the administrator needed someone she could rely on to be there."
The plaintiff holds Total Renal Care Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly refused to schedule her because of her pregnancy.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks all damages and all legal fees, pre- and post-judgment interest and such other fair and proper relief. She is represented by Hoyt Glazer of Law Office of Hoyt Glazer PLLC in Huntington.
The case was originally filed in Kanawha Circuit Court on April 30 before it was removed to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia Charleston Division case number 2:18-cv-00962