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Schwan's Home Service accused of discrimination by employee with cancer


By Philip Gonzales | Sep 3, 2018

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PITTSBURGH — An area sales manager is suing Schwan’s Home Service, Inc., a home food delivery service provider, citing alleged disability discrimination and wrongful termination.

Michael Barndollar filed a complaint on July 31, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, against Schwan’s Home Service, alleging that the company violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.

The plaintiff alleges that in April 2016, he was diagnosed with Stage III B testicular cancer. He was terminated on Nov. 24, 2017, despite being hard-working, according to the complaint. The plaintiff holds Schwan’s Home Service, Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly discriminated against him, harassed him in the terms and conditions of his employment and terminated him because of his disability.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks all appropriate remedies under the ADA and the PHRA, including back pay, front pay, compensatory and punitive damages, attorney’s fees and costs. He is represented by Michael J. Bruzzese of Michael J. Bruzzese, Attorney at Law in Pittsburgh.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Case number 1:18-cv-00209-NBF

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U.S. District Court for the Western District of PennsylvaniaMichael J. Bruzzese, Attorney at Law