PHILADELPHIA — A woman has filed a lawsuit claiming her former employers fired her for being pregnant and seeking heath insurance.
Ana Sanchez filed a lawsuit on March 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against FTPA Storage Kensington LLC and Storage Asset Management Inc., citing violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, and the Pennsylvania Fair Practices Ordinance.
According to the complaint, Sanchez was employed by the defendant as an assistant manager for six months until she was terminated in September 2014. The plaintiff did not elect to seek health insurance until she became pregnant. She claims that three days after informing the defendant’s management of her pregnancy and her need for health insurance, she was terminated for what they stated were “a litany of reasons.” The plaintiff avers that she was terminated unlawfully as a direct result of her pregnancy.
Sanchez seeks compensation for all past and future lost wages and benefits, punitive damages, legal relief, costs, expenses, and a trial by jury. She is represented by Ari R. Karpf of Karpf, Karpf & Cerutti PC, in Bensalem.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-01065