ST. LOUIS — A nurse practitioner is suing a St. Louis health center, citing alleged breach of employment contract and wrongful termination.

Gabrielle Satterfield filed a complaint Sept. 15 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Centers Inc., alleging the defendant discharged her before the end of her contract without reasonable cause.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on July 21, after performing all obligations and duties under her employment agreement with the defendant, she was terminated from her employment before the end of her one-year term after the defendant claimed she allegedly had ownership of another organization. The plaintiff claims that because she had ownership of an organization does not mean she provided nursing services to it and that organization did not provide such services. 

As a result, Satterfield claims she lost five months of wages, employer-sponsored medical coverage, and other benefits. 

The plaintiff holds Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Centers responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to comply with employee agreement contract, discharged an employee without cause before the expiration of such time under the employment agreement and failed review contract before terminating an employee.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in excess of $40,000 for lost wages, benefits, compensatory damages, attorneys' fees, health insurance expenditures and further relief the court deems just and proper. She is represented by Timothy P. Powderly of The Powderly Law Firm LLC in St. Louis.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1722-CC11337

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