HARRISBURG — An assembly-line employee is suing Hanover Foods Corporation, citing alleged discrimination and violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Carla Kern of York County filed a complaint on April 10 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against Hanover Foods alleging that the employer interfered with plaintiff's FMLA rights and discriminated against her at work in her job working on a food production assembly line.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she has been discriminated against for exercising her FMLA rights. The plaintiff holds Hanover Foods responsible because it allegedly retaliated against the plaintiff for making requests for accommodations for several injuries she says are work-related. Kern was fired last year and reinstated later, but she maintains she was not paid for time missed from work covered under FMLA.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks back wages, benefits, compensatory damages, unpaid wages, statutory interest, court costs, liquidated damages and any further relief this court grants. She is represented by Jeremy A. Donham of Donham Law in Dellslow, West Virginia.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Case number 1:17-cv-00640-CCC

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