ST. LOUIS — A housekeeper is suing Bethesda Health Group Inc., Beverly Walls, Alexis Johnson, and others, employers and supervisors, alleging violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Rico Singleton filed a complaint on March 2 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court alleging that the defendants violated the Missouri Human Rights Acts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that despite being approved for intermittent FMLA leave to administer care for his daughter who has a disability, he was disciplined for counseling and was terminated on March 2017. As a result, he allegedly has suffered lost wages and benefits, emotional distress, pain and suffering, humiliation and deprivation of civil rights.
The plaintiff holds Bethesda Health Group, Walls, Johnson, and others responsible because they allegedly discriminated against him in the terms, conditions, compensation and privileges of employment; and retaliated against him by terminating his employment for complaining of discrimination.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury; and seeks compensatory and punitive damages, litigation costs, attorney's fees, and any further relief as the court may deem just and proper. He is represented by Anne Schiavone and Kathleen E. Mannion of Holman Schiavone LLC in Kansas City.
St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822-CC00449