Retail manager sues Rite Aid Inc. for alleged disability discrimination

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 6, 2019

PITTSBURGH — A man is suing Rite Aid Inc., citing alleged disability discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Brian King filed a complaint on Jan. 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against Rite Aid Inc., alleging his former employer violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family Medical Leave Act.

According to the complaint, on May 9, 2017, King was terminated from his employment despite being able to work restriction-free. In August 2018, he claims he attempted to apply for six positions and was denied all of them. 

He alleges that he has suffered lost wages and other benefits of employment. The plaintiff holds Rite Aid Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly discriminated against him due his disability, refused to engage in the interactive process, retaliated against him for using approved FMLA, and refused to hire him for any of the positions he applied for and for which he was qualified.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and punitive damages, liquidated damages, legal fees, costs and such other just and proper relief. He is represented by Kayla Drum of Kraemer, Manes & Associates in Pittsburgh.

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Case No. is 2:19-cv-00077-CRE.

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