Fired shop supervisor claims he was victim of discrimination, retaliation

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A shop supervisor has filed a class action lawsuit against PA Office and Closet System Inc., a former employer, citing alleged discriminatory and retaliatory employment practices.

Chad Lutz filed a complaint on Dec. 4 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against PA Office and Closet System Inc., alleging his former employer violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 31, 2017, he was unlawfully terminated from his employment. He was caused to suffer loss of earnings and employment benefits, emotional distress, embarrassment, humiliation, and loss of self-esteem, the suit says. 

The plaintiff holds PA Office and Closet System Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly refused to provide reasonable accommodation and retaliated against him by terminating his employment for requesting the same.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and punitive damages, liquidated damages, interest costs and such other just and proper relief. He is represented by Sidney Gold of Sidney L. Gold and Associates PC in Philadelphia.

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case No. is 5:18-cv-05210-CFK.

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