PITTSBURGH — A former jail captain is suing Allegheny County, the Allegheny County Jail and jail warden Orlando Harper, his former employers, citing alleged disability discrimination, retaliation and wrongful or constructive termination.
Daniel Troiano Sr. filed a complaint on May 11 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against the defendants, alleging that they violated the Family and Medical Leave Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that during the last two years of his employment, he suffered from a heart condition. Due to his serious health condition, he had requested and was granted intermittent FMLA leave at various times leading to his constructive discharge, he alleges, adding that he resigned on May 11, 2014 to protect his pension. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly dissuaded him from exercising his rights under FMLA and willfully constructively discharged him in retaliation for use of FMLA time.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks injunctive relief prohibiting the defendants from engaging in further discriminatory conduct, compensation for lost wages and benefits, plus interest, liquidated damages, attorney fees and costs and all other relief that the court deems just and proper. He is represented by Robert Richman and R. Hagen Starz of Allied Legal Partners in Pittsburg.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-00595