Employee fired after five days sues for disability law infringement

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 9, 2015


A Levittown resident brought allegations against her former employer alleging violation of disability law in 2014.

Margaret Hall sued Meenan Oil Co. L.P.; Meenan Oil Co. Inc.; Star Gas Partners L.P.; and Star Gas LLC, all of Stamford, Conn., in the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania on May 28, alleging an Americans with Disabilities Act violation.

The suit states that Hall was hired to work at the defendants’ Bristol, Pa. location on or about Oct. 1, 2014, for credit and collections work. The plaintiff maintains that she suffers from disabilities related to arthritis and other conditions requiring occasional need for reasonable accommodations at work.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff was relegated to a position of observing rather than performing work and was subjected to discriminatory treatment from management due to her disabilities, including disparaging remarks.

The filing states that when Hall asked permission to wear dress sneakers to help her recover from surgery, her request was denied. She alleges that she was terminated the next day, after working only about five days for the defendant. Allegedly, she was told that it was because she could not perform her job due to her health.

Citing disparate treatment and a hostile work environment, Hall seeks injunctive action, compensation for past and future lost earnings and benefits, punitive damages, attorneys’ fees, and court costs. She is represented by Ari Karpf of Karpf, Karpf & Cerutti in Bensalem.

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case 2:15-cv-02978-GJP

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