Nurse alleges she was wrongfully terminated after filing workers' compensation claim

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 29, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A Lansdowne woman is seeking damages after her termination, alleging that it was in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Kimberly Reeves filed a complaint Jan. 21 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Center Management Group LLC; 1412 Lansdowne Operating LLC, doing business as St. Francis Center for Rehabilitation; and Catholic Health Services LLC, doing business as Catholic Health Group; alleging wrongful termination and violation of the ADA.

According to the claim, the plaintiff was employed as a nurse by the defendant beginning in 2005. In March, the plaintiff began to experience health concerns which were work-related, the suit states, and these injuries affected her hip, back, wrist and knee. Because of these injuries, the plaintiff requested workers' compensation and some accommodation in work such as light duty, the suit states, but the defendant allegedly refused to accommodate her needs. The suit states that the plaintiff became the subject of rude treatment and scrutiny at work, and on March 12 the plaintiff claims that she was accused of stealing medications and dismissed from a meeting about it. The plaintiff was later informed that she was terminated from her position, the suit states.

Reeves seeks damages for lost wages and benefits, as well as court costs. She is represented by Ari R. Karpf of Karpf, Karpf & Cerutti PC in Bensalem.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-00253

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