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Meyer v. St. John's Hospital of Hospital Sisters of Third of St. Francis

United States District Court, C.D. Illinois, Springfield Division

September 8, 2016

TIFFANY MEYER, Plaintiff,
v.
ST. JOHN'S HOSPITAL OF THE HOSPITAL SISTERS OF THE THIRD OF ST. FRANCIS, Defendant.

          OPINION AND ORDER

          TOM SCHANZLE-HASKINS, U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE

         Before the Court is Plaintiff's Motion to Compel (d/e 16) and Defendant's Response in Opposition to Plaintiff's Motion to Compel (d/e 17). For the reasons stated below, Plaintiff's Motion to Compel is denied for the reasons set forth below.

         Also before the Court is Plaintiff's Motion for Protective Order (d/e 18) which will be addressed below.

         BACKGROUND

         Tiffany Meyer (Plaintiff) uses a wheelchair and crutches. She worked for St. John's Hospital of the Hospital Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis (Defendant) as a dietician for approximately four years. Plaintiff alleges that in late June or July of 2014, Defendant announced it was relocating Plaintiff's work station which would require her to work almost exclusively on the patient floors. Plaintiff alleges she voiced concerns that her new work station would not accommodate her wheelchair and asked for accommodation to let her continue to work where she had prior to the transfer of her work station. Plaintiff alleges that within days after her accommodation request, her employment was terminated (d/e 16, pgs 1, 2).

         This matter resulted in the Plaintiff filing a disability discrimination action against the Defendant asserting, among other things, that it refused to provide her reasonable accommodations for her disability and retaliated against her in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. §12112(b)(1), 12112(b)(5)(A), and 12203(a).

         PLAINTIFF'S MOTION TO COMPEL

         The Defendant provided the Plaintiff with initial disclosures as required by Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. In compliance with Rule 26(a)(1)(A)(ii) concerning documents, the Defendant submitted to the Plaintiff the following disclosure:

St. John's identifies the following categories of non-privileged documents, electronically- stored information, and tangible things that are in its possession, custody, or control that St. John's may use to support its defenses, unless solely for impeachment. Relevant documents will be made available for inspection and copying upon entry of an Agreed Protective Order.
1. Documents relating to Plaintiff's job performance, employment, and termination;
2. Documents relating to Plaintiff s personnel records, medical records, and payroll records; and
3. St. John's Colleague Handbook and other Human Resources policies.
St. John's also reserves the right to use any documents in Plaintiff's possession, custody, and control and documents in the possession, custody, and control of third parties to support its defenses.

         After receiving Defendant's Rule 26 disclosure, the Plaintiff propounded and served the following requests to produce to the Defendant, and the Defendant responded to the requests as set forth below:

I. Produce each document described in or encompassed by defendant's Rule 26 disclosure dated March 25, 2016, ...

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