Allen v. Montgomery County

Filing 29

MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Peter J. Messitte on 7/16/2021. (dg3s, Deputy Clerk)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND KIMBERLY ALLEN, Plaintiff, Civil No. 20-3064 PJM V. MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Defendant. MEMORANDUM OPINION Kimberly Allen has filed this suit against her former employer, Montgomery County, Maryland, alleging disability discrimination. Allen was employed by the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and suffers from multiple physical and psychological impairments, including lupus' and head injury. She asserts that she was denied several reasonable accommodations in her employment, leading to her unlawful termination. Her complaint alleges violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA),42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq., and ADA Amendments Act of2008 (Count I); the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, § 504(Count II); the Maryland Fair Employment Practices Act(FEPA), Md. Code, State Gov't § 20-602(Count III); the Montgomery County Code § 27-19(Count IV); and 42 U.S.C. § 1983(Count V), as well as tortious interference with contract(Coimt VI)and negligence(Count VII). The County has moved to dismiss the complaint. Having considered the parties' briefs, heard oral argiunent, and reviewed subsequent supplemental filings, the Court will GRANT the motion to dismiss. 'Systemic lupus erythematosus, commonly known as lupus, is an inflammatory connective tissue disease that may present symptoms including fever, weakness and fatigue,joint pains, and skin lesions. See Lupus,Stedman 's Medical Dictionary 1124(28th ed. 2006).

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