PHILADELPHIA – A Comcast employee alleges he is facing discrimination because of his military service obligations.
Samuel Torres filed a complaint on Jan. 22 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Comcast Corp. citing the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff is based with the defendant in Philadelphia and is also a captain in the Rhode Island National Guard. He alleges he informed the defendant of his military service obligations when he was hired and timely notified the defendant of his upcoming obligations. He alleges the defendant pressured him into reducing his amount of military service.
The plaintiff holds Comcast Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly discriminated against the plaintiff and denied him benefits because of his military service obligations and by attempting to reduce the amount of military leave he was allowed to take.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks award full amount of benefits due to the plaintiff, provide all employment benefits denied to the plaintiff, front pay, court costs, interest, and any further relief the court grants. He is represented by Gregory B. Heller of Young Ricciuti Caldwell & Heller LLC in Philadelphia.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:18-cv-00276-MSG