INGLEWOOD – Another former city of Inglewood employee has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the City claiming she was fired after requesting accommodations to deal with alcoholism.
Stephanie Mouton was employed by the City for 15 years. At the time of her dismissal, she worked in the city’s Human Resources department.
Her complaint alleges she divulged to her superiors, Jose Cortes and Leonca Cahee, in November 2020, that she had an alcohol, that increased due to the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic.
They approved her for rehab for 28 days. She checked in to the facility Nov. 4 and stayed through Nov. 24.
She was terminated Jan. 7, 2021 when she sought to return to work and seek accomodations.
She is seeking in excess of $25,000 in damages.
She is represented by Jamon Hicks, with the Douglas/Hicks Law firm, who are also handling the case of Melanie McDade, the ex-aide to Mayor James Butts.