An insurance agency is being sued in Michigan after a former employee alleged he was fired because he refused to provide coverage for his son who has cerebral palsy.
According to a complaint filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Detroit, a former insurance agent at the Midwestern Insurance Agency filed a whistleblower complaint alleging he was terminated after refusing to provide a coverage for the son because he had cerebral palsys.
The lawsuit claims the Midwest Insurance Agency failed to provide adequate disability coverage for Daniel’s son because the son was unable to obtain coverage from his own insurer.
The suit claims Daniel had cerebral spasms and a stroke at age 13 and required medical treatment for about a year.
The agency’s former chief financial officer, who worked for a long time at the agency before retiring in 2012, allegedly informed the agency’s leadership that Daniel’s disability would be a “death sentence” if he did not receive coverage.
The insurance agency has not yet responded to the suit.