A former employee of Mosaic Life Care is suing the hospital after she said she was fired for reporting a workplace injury.
Reba Lasseur of Fairfax, Missouri, alleges she was fired from the hospital after taking time off work for an injury that occurred because of her job as a medical technician. In her lawsuit, Lasseur, who began working in the position in June 2018, said she pulled a disc in her back and suffered from severe stenosis after lifting boxes three months later on Sept. 10.
The woman alleges she notified Mosaic the following day and went to see a physician, who advised her not to return to the job while injured. Lasseur said in the suit that she sent medical records to Mosaic to inform officials of this and later requested to be moved to an open sleep technician position.
According to the suit, less than 24 hours later, she received an email stating that she was being terminated for her absences.
Lasseur said in the suit that the hospital then tried to stop her short-term disability payments while she was still eligible to receive them.
She is suing the hospital for disability discrimination, failure to accommodate, retaliation and workers’ compensation retaliation. She claims she suffered a lack of income, humiliation, mental anguish and loss of self-esteem because the of situation.
News-Press NOW reached out to Mosaic Life Care about the case, and officials said they cannot comment on pending litigation.