PHILADELPHIA — A woman is suing a former employer, claiming she was fired as a result of her pregnancy.
Lindsay Morton filed a lawsuit on April 29 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against A Duie Pyle Inc., citing violations of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA)
According to the complaint, Morton began working for the defendant on Sept. 9, 2013. In February 2014, the plaintiff claims she informed her supervisor that she had a high-risk pregnancy and would require a number of medical appointments.
Prior to an appointment in February 2014, Morton informed her supervisor of the appointment and reportedly received approval, the suit says. The plaintiff avers that when she returned the same day on Feb. 12, 2014, she was unlawfully fired in violation of the PDA and the PHRA.
Morton seeks lost wages and benefits, back and front pay, attorney and expert witness fees, reinstatement to her former position, interest, and costs. She is represented by Edward C. Sweeney of Wusinich & Brogan in Downingtown, PA.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-02038-ER