On February 10, 2012, Riggan Law Firm, LLC, a St. Louis employment law firm, working in connection with Kulhmann LLC, filed a disability discrimination lawsuit on behalf of its client, Nancy Bullock, against Midwest Medical Supply, LLC, a St. Louis-based medical supply company with offices in twelve different states.
In the lawsuit, Ms. Bullock, a Collection Analyst formerly employed by Midwest Medical Supply, alleges that she was denied a reasonable accommodation for her disability, and that she was ultimately fired because of her disability, actual and/or perceived, in violation of the Missouri Human Rights Act. According to the lawsuit, Ms. Bullock claims that on March 24, 2011, she requested a reduced work schedule as an accommodation for her disability, and that Midwest Medical Supply terminated her employment two business days later as a result of her request.
The Missouri Human Rights Act prohibits employers from making personnel decisions based on certain protected categories, such as disability, race, gender, pregnancy, age, religion, national origin, or ancestry. Under the Missouri Human Rights Act, an employee who is the victim of unlawful discrimination can recover actual damages (including lost wages and benefits), emotional distress damages, punitive damages, attorneys' fees, and court costs.
To read a copy of the lawsuit, click here.