Advance Auto Parts accuses former general manager of failing to repay relocation benefits

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — An employer is suing its former general manager, citing alleged breach of contract.

Advance Stores Company Incorporated d/b/a Advance Auto Parts filed a complaint on April 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Jose Martinez, alleging that the defendant breached the terms of their relocation agreement by allegedly refusing to return money paid to him in exchange for committing to work at the new location for at least 24 months.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that the defendant handed in his resignation letter 13 months after relocating and receiving relocation benefits in the amount of $170,738.45. The plaintiff claims that the defendant refuses to return the money paid to him under the agreement.

The plaintiff holds the defendant responsible for allegedly failing to pay back half of the benefits as allegedly stated in the relocation agreement.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in an amount to be determined at trial, plus interest, costs and any other legal and equitable relief that the court deems just and proper. The plaintiff is represented by Andrew D. LaFiura of Jackson Lewis PC in Philadelphia.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 5:18-cv-01437-JLS

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