Pharmacy technician claims she was fired due to an injury she suffered while at work

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 17, 2019

CHARLESTON — A pharmacy technican is suing her former employer, alleging she was wrongfully terminated after being injured at work.

Angela Means filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against Charleston Hospital Inc., dba Saint Francis Hospital, and Herbert J. Thomas Memorial Hospital Association, dba Thomas Memorial Hospital.

The suit states the plaintiff was working as a lead pharmacy technician in December 2016 when a heavy box fell on her and injured her ankle and back. The plaintiff was taken to St. Francis Hospital for care and was not released for work. The plaintiff filed for worker's compensation and was referred to Dr. Jennifer Ladd for treatment. The plaintiff received a letter from the defendant on Feb. 20, 2017 telling her that she had been terminated. The plaintiff tried to appeal the decision but was not allowed to return to work

The defendant is accused of discrimination and retaliation, violation of the West Virginia Human Rights Act.

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Christopher Pence of Hardy Pence PLLC in Charleston.

The case has been assigned to Judge Carrie Webster.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 19-C-150

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