A former employee of HCA is suing the company for what she says was wrongful termination.
Mary Knight claims she had a spotless work record for nearly two decades–until earlier this year, when the nurse technician refused to close out an old worker’s comp claim from a back injury she’d sustained on the job a number of years before.
In the lawsuit, Knight says she was still undergoing treatment for her back and wanted to make sure that care would still be covered. She claims HCA retaliated by forcing her to take a leave of absence, giving her a bad job review and then, this March, firing her for “unsatisfactory work performance.”
Knight is asking for one and a half million dollars in compensatory and punitivie damages.