PITTSBURGH — A woman is suing Three Rivers Optical Lab, a former employer, citing alleged disability discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.
Angela M. Gray filed a complaint on Jan. 22 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against Three Rivers Optical Lab, alleging her former employer violated the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
According to the complaint, on Nov. 19, 2018, plaintiff was terminated from her employment despite being qualified to perform the essential functions of her job. She alleges that she has suffered loss of job and pay, loss of promotional opportunities, humiliation, mental anguish and damage to reputation.
The plaintiff holds Three Rivers Optical Lab responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide reasonable accommodation and retaliated against her by terminating her employment for requesting accommodation.
Two of her alleged disabilities are not detailed for privacy reasons. She also previously filed a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and punitive damages, with interest, costs, attorney’s fees and such other necessary and proper relief. She is represented by Joseph Chivers of The Employment Rights Group in Pittsburgh.
The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Case No. is 2:19-cv-00070-CB.