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Pennsylvania Court: Worker Adequately Supported Claims of Discrimination, Case Will Proceed

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania denied the defendant’s motion to dismiss the case of Sine v Rockville Mennonite Home, finding that the plaintiff adequately supported her allegations that her employment was terminated by the company in violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Pennsylvania Human Rights Act (PHRA), and the ADA.

The plaintiff notified her employer that she planned to take leave under the FMLA as soon as she became eligible, in order to have surgery that was recommended to her in order to prevent the development of cancer. She was fired shortly before she became eligible for the leave and claimed that her employer interfered with her rights under the FMLA. She also alleged that the termination was based on her disability (or perceived disability), in violation of the PHRA and the ADA.

An article, “Beware Firing as Employee Nears Eligibility to Take FMLA Leave,” reports on the decision.

Busy EEOC Sues Employers, Alleges Variety of ADA Violations

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a number of lawsuits recently, including several alleging disability discrimination against workers in the Mid-Atlantic region: