PITTSBURGH – A Pittsburgh man
alleges he was wrongfully denied an offer of employment because of his criminal record.
Dominic Ceraso filed a complaint Dec. 2. in the
Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County against FedEx and NexTech Solutions
alleging wrongful discharge.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff began
working at FedEx in June 2016 as an onsite vendor through NexTech. The suit
states a drug test and background check was completed as a result of this, and
that this background check listed three misdemeanors. He alleges he explained
to the history to the hiring manager and was approved and cleared to work.
The suit states he was encouraged to apply for
an opening with FedEx in September 2016 and after applying, received an offer
letter on Sept. 29, 2016. Another background check was completed and the suit
states that on the plaintiff's last day with NexTech on Nov. 1, 2016, FedEx
rescinded its employment offer.
The plaintiff seeks judgment against the
defendant for the loss of future earnings of more than $200,000, damages worth
$10,000, court costs of $25,000 interest and any further relief the court
grants. He is represented by Christi Wallace of Kraemer, Manes and Associates
LLC in Pittsburgh.
Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County
Case number GD-16-023499