Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Martha Stewart's Body + Soul Target of Lawsuit

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Kiki Paris, a 53-year-old former ad executive for Martha Stewart's Body + Soul magazine, has sued the company for allegedly violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. c. 126) over its treatment of her following serious injuries she sustained in a motor vehicle accident in May 2008.

Neither  the magazine's founder, Jan Bruce, nor Stewart are named defendants, though Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia is a party. The suit, which was filed in federal court in Manhattan, claims that Paris was wrongly terminated. According to Paris, she suffered several broken vertebrae and had to wear a metal halo ring around her head from the motor vehicle accident. Paris alleges that her employer forced her to take a leave of absence, but pressured her to work from home by making phone calls and sending Emails, despite her incapacitation. Paris was terminated three weeks after she attempted to resume working from her home.

Wonder if Stewart suggested that Paris tastefully secure her detached vertebrae with Fall-colored ribbons?

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1 comment:

  1. Her employer both forced her to take a leave of absence and forced to her to work despite her incapacitation? Then fired her when she resumed work? 'splain me, Lucy.