Ryeco LLC allegedly fired employee for taking Naproxen to treat disability

By Philip Gonzales | May 7, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — An individual is suing his former employer, Ryeco LLC, for alleged disability discrimination and wrongful discharge.

Gregory Smith filed a complaint on April 17 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, alleging that the defendant violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that the defendants fired him for allegedly refusing to take a drug test, a claim that he denies. As a result of the defendant's alleged actions, the plaintiff claims that he suffered financial damages, emotional distress and pain and suffering. The plaintiff holds the defendant responsible for allegedly firing him for using Naproxen, a non-narcotic medication, to treat his alleged disability, chronic back pain.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and punitive damages, legal fees, costs and expenses and all other equitable and lawful relief. He is represented by Richard S. Swartz and Carley A. Doyle of Swartz Swidler LLC in Cherry Hill, N.J.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:18-cv-01610-RBS

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