PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia man alleges he was wrongfully terminated because of his need for medical leave.

Kevin Kearse filed a complaint on July 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Coca Cola Refreshments USA citing the Family and Medical Leave Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff was hired by the defendant as a merchandiser in July 2013 and was diagnosed with diabetes in March 2014. The suit states the plaintiff scheduled time off to attend appointments relating to his diabetes. He alleges he was terminated on July 14, 2015, because of his medical leave/absences.

The plaintiff holds Coca Cola Refreshments USA responsible because the defendant allegedly never notified the plaintiff of his entitlements under the FMLA.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensate the plaintiff, all pay and benefits, back pay, front pay, salary increases, actual damages, liquidated damages, court costs and any further relief the court grants. He is represented by Obinna I. Abara of Abara Law Firm PLLC in Conshohocken.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:17-cv-03137-NIQA

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