PHILADELPHIA — An employee is suing United Parcel Service Inc., citing alleged age discrimination, disparate treatment and retaliation.

Richard Bottaro of Warminster filed a complaint on May 4 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against United Parcel Service Inc. alleging that the multi-national corporation allegedly violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 16, 2013, he was forced to accept a position at defendant's Philadelphia office, where his work hours were reduced in half and his commuting time was more than double. His separation from work from the Willow Grove office was a demotion and an adverse employment action, which harmed him economically and emotionally, he claims, adding that he was replaced by a younger employee. The plaintiff holds United Parcel Service Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly separated him from work in an effort to remove older employees from employment, offered few positions to separated employees and retaliated against older employees who chose the job selection alternative.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensation for damages, liquidated damages, nominal damages and all other damages and relief deemed just and proper by the court. He is represented by Christopher J. Delgalzo of Kraemer Manes & Associates LLC in King of Prussia.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-02141

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