PHILADELPHIA — A security officer is suing former employer Scotlandyard Security Services Inc. for alleged disability discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.
Eric Walters filed a complaint June 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, alleging that Scotlandyard violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.
According to the complaint, Walters was fired on Jan. 27, 2017, allegedly as a result of injuries he sustained in an automobile accident on Oct. 23, 2016. The plaintiff said he has suffered financial loss and emotional pain and suffering.
Walters said he holds the defendant liable because it allegedly failed to provide reasonable accommodation and terminated his employment in retaliation for requesting accommodation for his disability.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks all damages suffered, legal fees, costs and expenses, plus interest and other equitable and injunctive relief. He is represented by David Koller and Sarah Lavelle of Koller Law LLC in Philadelphia.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:18-cv-02403-PBT