PHILADELPHIA — A former employee is suing Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, citing alleged violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Shakeena Johnson filed a complaint on Jan. 17 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, alleging that the employer interfered with her rights to FMLA.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she was terminated from her employment after she began exercising her rights to take and request FMLA leave for her son's asthma and her own hearing loss. The plaintiff holds Thomas Jefferson University Hospital responsible because the defendant allegedly retaliated against the plaintiff by terminating her employment when she took and requested FMLA leave.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant for all damages, back pay, front pay, compensatory damages, equitable relief, injunctive relief, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. She is represented by Marc A. Weinberg of Marc A. Weinberg, Esquire in Jenkintown.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:17-cv-00216-JD

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