DALLAS (CN) – A doctor fired his receptionist because she refused his order to get an abortion, the woman claims in court.
Christina Garcia sued Dr. Meenakshi S. Prabhakar and ID Doctors P.A., in Dallas County Court.
Garcia claims she told Prabhakar on March 3, 2011 that she was pregnant.
“Dr. Prabkahar told plaintiff that (she) would have to have an abortion to keep her job,” the complaint states. “When plaintiff refused, (she) was fired on March 7, 2011.”
Garcia adds: “Dr. Prabhakar offered to pay for the abortion and for college expenses provided that plaintiff would take birth control pills.”
Prabhakar is board certified in infectious diseases, with a subspecialty in bone, joint and surgical infections, according to IDD’s website.
Garcia claims she was ” harassed because of her pregnancy during her employment which subjected her to a hostile environment.”
She seeks actual and punitive damages for discrimination and harassment.
She is represented by W.D. Masterson with Kilgore & Kilgore in Dallas.