Kari Valence Nov. 16, 2015, 2:09pm


A York woman is suing her former employer claiming her termination violated the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Rhonda Marshlick filed a lawsuit on Oct. 29 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Actavis Pharma Inc. and Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.claiming she was unlawfully terminated while on FMLA leave.

Marshlick claims that in May, while employed by Actavis, she applied for and was granted temporary leave as covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act to partake in in vitro fertilization. She claims that in June she was asked to provide documentation and proof of her medical needs, which she claims her physician did, and that the company acknowledged. Marshlick alleges that on July 27 she was informed she was terminated from the company though she was still on FMLA leave. Marshlick claims she contacted Actavis’ human resources representative who told her she would look into reinstating her employment, but claims she did not hear back.

Marshlick claims her termination is in direct violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act and she should therefore be reinstated. Marshlick is also seeking damages, prejudgment interest, liquidated damages, attorneys’ fees and costs of suit. Marshlick is represented by Zachary E. Nahass of the CGA Law Firm in York.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 1:15-cv-02090-CCC

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