HARRISBURG – A Lykens resident alleges she was terminated from her job as an executive secretary because she took a leave of absence for a health condition.
Brandy L. Witmer filed a complaint on Sept. 22 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of General Services alleging violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff began working for the defendant in May 2008 as an executive secretary. She alleges she took FMLA leave from Sept. 21-24, 2015 and was terminated on Sept. 25, 2015.
The plaintiff holds Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of General Services responsible because the defendant allegedly terminated plaintiff's employment based on its claim that her services are no longer required when she claims she was terminated as retaliation for requiring intermittent leave for her health condition.
The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendant for compensatory damages, equitable damages, liquidated damages, all other damages and any further relief the court grants. She is represented by Matthew R. Dempsky of Kraemer Manes & Associates LLC in Pittsburgh.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania case number 1:17-cv-01719-JEJ