PITTSBURGH — A former employee is suing PNC Financial Services Group, a bank holding company, citing alleged disability discrimination and wrongful termination.
Gregory Mineweaser filed a complaint on Aug. 2, in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, against PNC Financial Services Group Inc. for an alleged violation of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.
Gregory Mineweaser reported to work at defendant's company on Oct. 23, 2017, with his employer's full knowledge of his visual impairment, according to the complaint.
However after informing defendant that his computer provided insufficient clarity, rendering text too pixelated, plaintiff claims he was subjected to discrimination despite providing a simple solution to the problem.
After being asked not work and being transferred to other tasks, plaintiff reported to work on Nov. 7, 2017, to find his laptop had been removed from his desk, and he was escorted out of the building by security personnel.
The plaintiff holds PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly terminated an employee due to his perceived impairment despite having knowledge of the disability before hiring him.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for actual and punitive damages, costs of litigation and damages sought to exceed the relevant jurisdictional limit for arbirtration.
Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County Case number GD-18-009883