Former employee accuses University of Pennsylvania of discrimination

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 6, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A former employee is suing The Pennsylvania Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the trustees of of the University of Pennsylvania, citing alleged disability discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Mary Lou Weiss filed a complaint July 25 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, alleging that the defendants violated the American with Disabilities Act and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.

According to the complaint, Weiss was fired on Oct. 27, 2017, resulting in lost wages, employment benefits, pay increases and bonuses.

Weiss said the defendants allegedly failed to accommodate her health conditions, refused to allow her to work solely in the outpatient department and terminated her in retaliation for requesting accommodation.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and punitive damages, liquidated damages, attorney's fees, costs and expenses and other relief as allowed by law. She is represented by Arei Karpf of Karpf, Karpf & Cerutti PC in Bensalem.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:18-cv-03118-CDJ

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