PHILADELPHIA — A former employee is suing Rockhill Mennonite Home, doing business as Rockhill Mennonite Community, alleging violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Michele Sine filed a complaint on Jan. 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennyslvania against Rockhill Mennonite Home, doing business as Rockhill Mennonite Community, alleging that the employer interfered with the plaintiff's rights to FMLA leave.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in 2015, she suffered damages from being terminated on a pretext of poor work performance. The plaintiff holds the defendant responsible for allegedly terminating her on that pretextual basis and claims that the real reason for the termination was her plan to take FMLA leave upon her impending one-year anniversary of being hired.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks back pay, front pay, compensatory damages, interest, court costs and any further relief this court grants. She is represented by Richard S. Swartz of Swartz Swidler, LLC in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennyslvania Case number 2:17-cv-00043-RBS

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