HARRISBURG – A New York woman is seeking damages following her termination, alleging that it was caused by her disability.
Jennifer Mattison filed a complaint Jan. 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against MASCO Cabinetry, alleging violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff was employed as a laborer and among her duties she was expected to stain doors and load them onto a conveyor belt. While performing her duties in March 2014, the plaintiff claimed wrist pain and requested accommodation but was denied, the suit says. Later that month, the plaintiff claimed to be experiencing swelling and bruising and she was sent to the medical facilities where the suit says she was advised to go home. Later, Mattison alleges she was sent to the hospital and given a note excusing her for a period of one week and she requested to be placed on light duty. The suit says her request was denied and that she was instead terminated. The plaintiff is suing over disability discrimination allegations.
Mattison seeks damages for compensatory, punitive damages, emotional pain and suffering and legal fees. She is represented by David M. Koller of Koller Law LLC in Philadelphia.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Case number 4:16-cv-00021