PHILADELPHIA — A former employee is suing the Animal Care & Control Team of Philadelphia, which does business as Everyday Adoption Center, citing alleged disability discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.
Kayla LeVay filed a complaint June 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, alleging that the employer violated the American with Disabilities Act and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.
According to the complaint, LeVay was fired on Dec. 26, 2016. As a result, she claims she has lost wages and benefits and experienced mental anguish, embarrassment, damage to her reputation and humiliation.
LeVay said the defendant allegedly refused to give her time off related to her disability without her first finding someone to cover her shift, rescinded a promotion offer and terminated her in retaliation for her attempts to secure needed accommodations.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory damages, reinstatement, attorney's fees, costs and expenses. She is represented by Mark Laderman of Kamensky, Cohen & Riechelson in Trenton, New Jersey.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:18-cv-02589-MMB