SCRANTON – A West Wyoming man alleges that he was wrongfully terminated for taking leave to care for an ill parent.
Eugene O'Malley filed a complaint on Aug. 10 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against Sundance Vacations Inc. alleging violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he was employed by the defendant as a project manager and took intermittent leave in 2015 to care for his father. The suit states the defendant classified this leave as vacation time and not FMLA-protected leave. He alleges he was terminated May 11 and was disciplined for taking leave.
The plaintiff holds Sundance Vacation, Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly interfered with plaintiff's rights to FMLA protected leave.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks reinstatement plus full income and benefits, back and front pay damages, liquidated damages, court costs and any further relief the court grants. He is represented by George R. Barron in Wilkes Barre.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania case number 3:17-cv-01419-RDM