PHILADELPHIA — A former employee is suing Urban Outfitters Inc., alleging violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Eric Boston filed a complaint on Sept. 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Urban Outfitters Inc., alleging that the employer terminated the plaintiff's employment for exercising his rights to FMLA.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in 2015, he was terminated as retaliation for asking for proper accommodation for his anxiety. The plaintiff holds Urban Outfitters, Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to designate plaintiff's absences as FMLA leave and terminated his employment.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensation, reimbursement, benefits, liquidated damages, damages for emotional distress, court costs and any further relief the court grants. He is represented by Manali Arora of Swartz Swidler, LLC in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-04815