SCRANTON – A woman alleges she was terminated from her position with the U.S. Postal Service because she requested leave for her pregnancy.
Tyra Johnson filed a complaint on Sept. 4 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against United States Postal Service alleging violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff was hired by the defendant as a mail handler assistant in 2013 and informed the defendant of her pregnancy in 2015. The suit states she was terminated on Aug. 28, 2015.
The plaintiff holds United States Postal Service responsible because the defendant allegedly refused to provide proper accommodation to the plaintiff and instead terminated her employment in retaliation for taking and preventing her from taking FMLA leave.
The plaintiff seeks compensation, payment of any and all benefits due to the plaintiff, liquidated damages, court costs and any further relief the court grants. She is represented by Matthew D. Miller, Richard S. Swartz and Justin L. Swidler of Swartz Swidler LLC in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania case number 1:17-cv-01385-YK