A Year After Watching Her Co-worker Die, ex-Dollar General Manager Sues Over Being Fired

Labresha King spent the holidays weaning herself off medications and filling out job applications.Her PTSD has worsened with the weather, she says. Men who wear hoodies and stuff their hands into their pockets to keep warm remind her of the robber who fatally shot her co-worker at a Dollar General in east Oak Cliff last November.Her therapist helped her work through the memories and found medicine that helped her sleep. But since the store fired her — without warning or explanation, she says — she can’t afford to continue appointments or pay for her prescriptions.Now she’s suing Dollar General, accusing the company of wrongfully terminating her in retaliation for her requests for better security measures and medical leave. King wants compensation for back pay and emotional distress, as well as medical care for her PTSD.A robbery hot spotThe Dollar General at 4807 Sunnyvale Street was a hot spot for crime even before it opened, King said — as she helped install the shelves for the new location, thieves took workers' tools.  Continue reading...

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