Kari Valence Mar. 8, 2016, 3:18pm


SCRANTON -- A Mansfield woman is suing a local energy services business, alleging she was unlawfully terminated because she was pregnant.

Maria Wood filed a lawsuit Feb. 12 in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against Costy's Energy Services LLC, alleging she was unlawfully terminated because she was pregnant.

According to the complaint, while Wood was employed by Costy's as a laborer she learned she was pregnant but was still fully capable to fulfill her duties. The plaintiff alleges that once her supervisor learned of her condition her jobs were severely cut, an act which violates her workers rights.

Wood seeks back pay and compensation for loss of benefits, reinstatement, front pay, pre-judgment interest, compensatory damages for pain, suffering, and emotional distress, as well as court costs, attorney fees and any other relief the court deems fit. She is represented by attorney James F. Logue of Zarwin, Baum, DeVito, Schaer, Toddy PC in Harrisburg.  

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