ST. LOUIS – A Jefferson County woman alleges her age and disability were factors in her termination from two St. Louis companies.
Kristine Branham filed a complaint on June 29 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Supervan Service Co. Inc. and Freightwatchers Inc. citing the Family and Medical Leave Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on July 11, 2016, she sustained a non-work related injury, a fractured ankle, which required continuing medical care and treatment and intermittent FMLA leave for medical appointments. She was later terminated by the defendants Oct. 12, 2016, the suit states, at the age of 40 and replaced by someone approximately 19 years younger.
The plaintiff holds Supervan Service Co. Inc. and Freightwatchers Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly terminated her due to her age, failed to make reasonable accommodation for her disability and subject her to different terms and conditions of her employment because of her disability.
The plaintiff seeks damages in an amount greater than $25,000 and any further relief as the court deems just and proper. She is represented by Charles R. Wooten of Roberts Wooten & Zimmer LLC in Hillsboro.
St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822-CC10654