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May 11, 2015

Today’s post was shared by The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group and comes from www.kentucky.com

A former caregiver for Community Choice Unlimited alleges he was fired after he reported that a coworker sexually assaulted a patient, and he is suing the company for discrimination, lost wages and damage to his vehicle.

The lawsuit, filed in Franklin Circuit Court Wednesday, names Eric Acha as plantiff and Louis and Stacey Milligan as defendants. It accuses the health care facility of forcing Acha to quit after he reported that Damon Heath had sexually abused a male patient numerous times, including making the patient perform oral sex in a Wal-Mart restroom. Community Choice Unlimited manages facilities that provide care for intellectually disabled adults in the Frankfort area.

According to the lawsuit, Stacey Milligan is the owner of Community Choice Unlimited and Louis Milligan is the director and oversees the supervisory staff.

Acha, whose primary duties were to oversee and assist patients at the residential health facility with cooking, cleaning, giving medications and other daily activities, was told about the sexual abuse by a patient identified as John Doe on Aug. 14, 2014.

The next day, Acha told CCU Residential Director Randy Drivers about the reported abuse, including Acha witnessing Heath go into the patient’s room late at night, but was told “to keep his mouth shut,” the lawsuit said.

An investigation was opened, but Heath was allowed to work at the facility where John Doe and another man, identified as James Doe, lived.

An attorney for Acha, Joe Childers,…

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