Bonefish Grill LLC accused of firing employee after she allegedly requested FMLA-protected leave to undergo surgery

By Philip Gonzales | May 1, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A waitress is suing Bonefish Grill LLC for alleged disability discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Kristin Schmier filed a complaint on April 12 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, alleging that the defendant violated the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that the defendant fired her shortly after being informed that she would need time off to undergo a surgical procedure and recover from it. As a result, the plaintiff claims that she has suffered financial damages, emotional pain and humiliation. The plaintiff holds the defendant responsible for allegedly failing to accommodate her disability and for allegedly retaliating against her by terminating her employment for attempting to exercise her rights under the FMLA.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages of no less than $150,000, plus pre-judgment interest, costs, disbursements, attorney's fees and any further relief the court deems necessary. She is represented by Michael Murphy and Michael Groh of Murphy Law Group LLC in Philadelphia.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 5-18-cv-01548-EGS

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