Bartender sues employer for allowing her to drink on the job

By Kelly Holleran | Nov 15, 2012


A bartender has recently filed court documents in which she blames her employer for causing her to become a quadriplegic after it allowed her to drink on the job, then to drive home.

Latisha Wilson filed a lawsuit Oct. 17 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against WCW Entertainment doing business as Club Rolex.

In her complaint, Wilson alleges she was working as a bartender for WCW on Oct. 18, 2010. During her shift, Wilson drank alcoholic beverages, which caused her to “become very intoxicated,” according to the complaint.

Following her shift, Wilson drove home, but was involved in a collision on the way, the suit states.

Because of the accident, Wilson suffered serious injuries, which caused her to become a quadriplegic, and experienced pain and suffering, the complaint says. She also claims she suffered mental anguish, lost wages, experienced disfigurement and total disability and lost her ability to enjoy life.

Wilson blames WCW for causing her collision, saying it negligently failed to prevent her from consuming alcohol while on the job, failed to prevent her from becoming intoxicated, encouraged her to consume alcohol while working and failed to prevent her from driving home.

“Defendant WCW had a duty to not put Ms. Wilson in danger by encouraging her to drink and allowing her to drive once she became intoxicated,” the suit states.

Wilson is seeking a judgment of more than $50,000, plus attorney’s fees, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Michael Gras of the Law Office of Christopher Cueto in Belleville will be representing her.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 12-L-553.

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