SCRANTON – A woman alleges her job at the U.S. Postal Service was terminated after taking leave because of back pain.
Asia Johnson filed a complaint on Aug. 30 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against U.S. Postal Service alleging violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff was hired in 2013 as a processing clerk in a temporary position and was made a career employee in 2015. The suit states she called off on Sept. 10, 2015, because of back pain and indicated she was taking FMLA-protected leave. She alleges she was terminated the following day.
The plaintiff holds U.S. Postal Service responsible because the defendant allegedly interfered with her FMLA rights by terminating the plaintiff.
The plaintiff seeks compensation, 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-01557-JEJ