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Doyle Dennis LLP Files Retaliation Lawsuit on Behalf of Former Sunny Glen Children’s Home Employee

Doyle Dennis LLP recently filed a suit against Sunny Glen Children’s Home D/B/A New Life Resiliency Center (“Sunny Glen Children’s Home”).  Doyle Dennis LLP’s client was employed by Sunny Glen Children’s Home.

On or about March 7, 2023, Doyle Dennis LLP’s client fell in the parking lot and injured her knee as she was leaving the job. In response Doyle Dennis LLP’s client immediately reported the injury to her supervisor and ultimately received medical treatment from Valley Day & Night Clinic, who placed her on medical restrictions. However, the injury had not been properly documented by Sunny Glen Children’s Home, so on March 29, 2023, Doyle Dennis LLP’s client again re-reported the injury to her supervisor.

During this same time period, the client learned that her supervisor had been face-timing a minor in violation of Sunny Glen Children’s Home’s rules. Doyle Dennis LLP’s client reported the issue to Sunny Glen Children’s Home. Sunny Glen Children’s Home subsequently fired Doyle Dennis LLP’s client.

Doyle Dennis LLP filed suit on behalf of its client due to Sunny Glen Children’s Home’s discriminatory misconduct and retaliatory discharge of Doyle Dennis LLP’s client for workers’ compensation activity. In addition, Sunny Glen Children’s Home fired Doyle Dennis LLP’s client in violation of Tex. Health & Safety Code § 260A.014. Indeed, Texas law, including Texas Health and Safety Code § 260A.014, provides a cause of action for an employee reporting to another employee’s supervisor, an administrator of the facility, a state regulatory agency, or a law enforcement agency about a violation of law carried out by a facility, owner, or another employee of the facility which suspends or terminates the employment of the person or otherwise disciplines or discriminates or retaliates against the reporter.

Doyle Dennis LLP’s client is entitled to actual damages, punitive damages, lost past and future wages, mental anguish, reputational harm, exemplary damages, attorney’s fees, and other penalties provided by law.  

Doyle Dennis LLP is proud to represent employees who were wrongfully terminated by their employer. If you have experienced discrimination or retaliation due to becoming injured on-the-job or reporting a violation of law carried out by your facility, the owner, or another employee of the facility, call us for a free evaluation of your potential legal claims.