Riggan Law Firm, LLC has filed a lawsuit against Mercedes-Benz of St. Louis on behalf of our client alleging unlawful disability discrimination and retaliation. The lawsuit was filed in the Circuit Court of St. Louis (22nd Judicial Circuit).
The lawsuit contains the following factual allegations:
The Plaintiff worked as a top-performing Service Consultant for the defendant for three years and suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) that requires multiple medications to treat his condition(s). After the Plaintiff had experienced adverse effects from his medications, including illness and severe weight loss, he disclosed his medical condition to his direct supervisor, who started to treat the Plaintiff differently shortly after.
The Plaintiff complained to the general manager about the mistreatment he was receiving from his direct supervisor, which included yelling and discouraging the Plaintiff from going to the doctor. A few days later, the Plaintiff was fired by the direct supervisor, who said one of the reasons for the termination was the Plaintiff’s e-mail to the general manager.
Our firm filed a Charge of Discrimination with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Missouri Commission on Human Rights in April 2019. Thereafter, the Missouri Commission on Human Rights issued the client a notice of their right to sue on the charge of discrimination, and then the lawsuit was filed.
The lawsuit contains the following legal claims:
- Disability discrimination in violation of the Missouri Human Rights Act
- Failure to accommodate disability in violation of the Missouri Human Rights Act
- Unlawful retaliation in violation of the Missouri Human Rights Act