PHILADELPHIA — A former emergency room technician is suing Aria Health System, a healthcare company, citing alleged disability discrimination, hostile work environment and wrongful termination.
Linda English filed a complaint on April 22 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Aria Health System, alleging that the company violated the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that during her flare-ups of depression, anxiety and gastrointestinal issues, the defendant's management and her co-workers treated her with hostility, being rude and demeaning to her and making derogatory comments about her disabilities.
On Sept. 4, 2015, she was informed of her termination due excessive absences and lateness, she alleges. The plaintiff holds Aria Health System responsible because the defendant allegedly subjected her to a hostile work environment and terminated her for requesting accommodations.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order prohibiting the defendant from continuing its illegal practice, compensation for all damages, costs, expenses, legal fees and all other equitable relief as the court may deem just and proper. She is represented by Ari R. Karpf of Karpf, Karpf & Cerutti PC in Bensalem.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California Case number 2:16-cv-01916