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Woman Sues Six Flags Alleging Harassment and False Imprisonment

A former employee of Six Flags Over Georgia is now suing the theme park after claiming that managers harassed and interrogated her for four hours when she was the victim of a crime on the Six Flags property. Through the lawsuit, plaintiff Rita Lingefelt is demanding punitive damages for negligence, false imprisonment and pain and suffering.

Courthouse News Service reported that Lingefelt worked at a concession stand in the theme park. The woman says that she was stabbed and robbed while working at her job last August after a man entered the Six Flags grounds through a hole in the fence. After the stabbing, Lingfelt says that management suggested that she had "done it to herself" and that her employer started harassing her and scrutinizing her behavior after the incident. Rita Lingfelt reportedly resigned from her position in October.

Furthermore, the plaintiff stated that a Cobb County investigator said that “crimes of this nature are routine on Six Flags property and it is commonplace for them to attempt to terminate an employee with a simultaneous criminal trespass warning after they have been the victim of a crime.”

FindLaw states that negligence claims most often arise when somebody acts in a careless way and causes an injury to another person. The careless person can be held legally liable for the resulting harm under the principle of negligence. The plaintiff in a negligence case must prove that he or she was harmed as a result of the negligence, usually in the form of physical injury to a person or to property belonging to a person.

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