PHILADELPHIA — A Bristol man is suing his former employers, alleging violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, resulting in his termination.

David Snyder of Bristol filed a complaint Feb. 8 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Pennway Corporation and Zober Industries Inc. of Croydon, alleging violation of ADA and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.

According to the complaint, Snyder was hired as a plant manager but never assumed the role in his four months of employment, as he remained in the role of a spray painter. The suit states Snyder suffered from diabetes, which required accommodations but he still performed his duties well.

On occasion, the lawsuit states, Snyder's diabetes would intensify, and he requested allowance to be late for work, which resulted in hostility from the defendants. In April 2015, one such episode occurred, for which the defendant terminated Snyder, the suit says.

Snyder seeks damages for lost pay and benefits, punitive damages, punishment of defendant, legal relief, court costs and attorney fees. He is represented by attorney Ari R. Karpf of Karpf, Karpf & Cerutti PC in Bensalem.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-00620

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