Couple sue Greene, Tweed & Co. for alleged noncompliance with ADA

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 8, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A couple are suing Greene, Tweed & Co. Inc., a Pennsylvania company, citing alleged discrimination, failure to uphold Americans with Disabilities Act regulations, loss of consortium, racial discrimination, retaliation, and violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Emmanuel and Leonette Stocker filed a complaint on Oct. 19 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Greene, Tweed & Co. Inc. alleging that the Pennsylvania company violated rights of employees to family and medical leave.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that Emmanuel Stocker has suffered an adverse employment action by being wrongfully terminated on March 7, 2017, from his position as a production machinist for the defendant's manufacturing plant at 2075 Detwiler Road in Kulpsville as retaliation by the defendant for exercising his rights under the FMLA and for filing a Charge of Discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for defendant's discrimination towards plaintiff on the basis of race, disability, and retaliation. Additionally, co-plaintiff was deprived of her spouse's companionship, affection, society, moral support and solace. 

The plaintiffs hold Greene, Tweed & Co. Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to take action to address the ongoing harassment of Emmanuel Stocker, and failed to take steps to address Emmanuel Stocker's medical conditions resulting from and exacerbated by the ongoing harassment and unwarranted discipline, and terminated plaintiff as retaliation for taking FMLA leave.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendant for compensatory damages in excess of $150,000, punitive damages, attorney's fees, front pay and back pay, and any other relief the Court deems necessary and fair. They are represented by Gerard Egan and Brian McCarthy of Egan & McCarthy, Attorneys at Law in Exton.

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case No. is 18-cv-04503.

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