Former Home Depot employee claims he was fired because of mental illness

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A warehouse associate is suing The Home Depot Inc., citing alleged violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act and wrongful termination.

PHILADELPHIA — A warehouse associate is suing The Home Depot Inc., citing alleged violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act and wrongful termination.

Fredrick Schruby filed a complaint June 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, alleging that the home improvement retailing company illegally terminated his employment because of mental health conditions. He said the company claims he was fired because he did not notify them that he was unable to work during a hospital stay.

According to the complaint, Schruby was fired on Dec. 6, 2017 after approximately 15 months of employment. He claims he has lost earnings, bonuses, medical benefits, promotions and seniority.

The plaintiff claims Home Depot is responsible because it allegedly failed to provide reasonable accommodation, failed to interact with him regarding his employment issues.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks all damages suffered, legal fees, costs and expenses and other relief. He is represented by Ari. R. Karpf of Karpf, Karpf & Cerutti PC in Bensalem.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:18-cv-02477-TJS

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