PHILADELPHIA – An assistant manager alleges he was wrongfully terminated for requesting workers' compensation benefits after being injured on the job.

Lyle Goodman filed a complaint on April 19 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. alleging that the retail store chain violated the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, the Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he was subjected to discrimination, disparate treatment and hostile work environment due to his disabilities. After allegedly sustaining a work-related injury in March 2015, he sought workers' compensation benefits and was shortly terminated afterward from his employment. The plaintiff holds Wal-Mart Stores Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly terminated him for seeking workers' compensation benefits.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment prohibiting defendant from continuing its allegedly illegal policy, compensation for all damages, costs and expenses for the action and any or all other relief as the court may deem just and proper. He 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-01841

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