Former Coats Rose Secretary Slaps Firm With FMLA Suit

Law360, Houston (September 9, 2013, 3:44 PM EDT) -- A legal secretary who once worked for Coats Rose Yale Ryman & Lee PC hit the firm with a lawsuit in Texas state court Friday, saying she was harassed by her supervisor and ultimately fired over her medical disability.

Lenora Phelps says that after returning to work after seeking treatment for an unspecified respiratory condition, her supervisor at Coats Rose became “insulting and hostile” and that the firm terminated her late last year in retaliation for taking time off under the Family Medical Leave Act....
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