PHILADELPHIA — A former employee is suing L&J Transportation for alleged wrongful termination after 13 years of working for the company.
Anthony Caple filed a lawsuit on March 18 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against L&J Transportation Companies Inc., citing violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and discrimination.
According to the complaint, Caple was employed by the defendant for 13 years, working as a laborer moving and packing customers' possessions for the moving company. In December 2015, the plaintiff alleges, he was rear-ended in a motor vehicle accident and was treated by a therapist and a physician for his injuries, and was unable to work until Jan. 4, 2016.
The plaintiff claims that during his treatment, the defendant did not send any documentation under the FMLA. Green avers that when he returned to work, he was repeatedly not scheduled and was eventually terminated in a letter dated Jan. 20, 2016, in action that allegedly violated the FMLA and resulted from racial discrimination.
Green seeks compensation for all pay and benefits lost as a result of the termination, liquidated or punitive damages, costs, expenses, and a trial by jury. He is represented by Ari R. Karpf of Karpf, Karpf & Cerutti PC, in Bensalem, PA.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-01239