PHILADELPHIA – A woman alleges she was terminated in retaliation for filing a Workers' Compensation claim.
Kimberly Turnbaugh filed a complaint on July 18 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against SHK Management Inc., doing business as Korman Communities, alleging violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act and state common law.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff was hired by the defendant as a business development manager in November 2015. The suit states she was injured on the job in a motor vehicle accident and filed a workers' compensation claim. She alleges she was terminated on Dec. 15, 2016.
The plaintiff holds SHK Management Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide notice to the plaintiff for her rights to FMLA and terminated her in retaliation for filing a Workers' Compensation claim.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensation, punitive damages, damages, court costs and any further relief the court grants. She is represented by Manali Arora and Richard Swartz of Swartz Swidler LLC in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:17-cv-03187-CDJ