Allen v. Montgomery County
MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Peter J. Messitte on 7/16/2021. (dg3s, Deputy Clerk)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND
Civil No. 20-3064 PJM
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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