ST. LOUIS — A bus driver is suing Metro Transit St. Louis, The Bi-state Development Agency and Donna Holmes, his former employer and supervisor, citing alleged disability discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.
Jimmy O. Warren filed a complaint on Nov. 20 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against the defendants alleging that they violated the Missouri Human Rights Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that as a result of defendant's extreme and outrageous conduct, he suffered severe emotional distress, and lost wages, retirement and other employment benefits. The plaintiff holds Metro Transit St. Louis, The Bi-state Development Agency and Donna Holmes responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide reasonable accommodations after he informed them that he had congestive heart failure, gout, diabetes, obesity and hypertension; retaliated against him for filing a grievance regarding the policy of his ill treatment; and terminated his employment based on his disability.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury; and seeks damages in excess of $450,000, and all other relief that the court may deem just and proper. He is represented by Sheila R. Stuart of The law Office of Sheila R. Stuart LLC in Clayton.
St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1722-CC11793