Former employee sues Verizon Wireless for disability discrimination

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 11, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — A former employee is suing Verizon Wireless, a telecommunication company, citing alleged disability discrimination and violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Tajuana Mallory filed a complaint on Jan. 29 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Verizon Wireless, alleging the telecommunication company violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.

According to the complaint, on Nov. 27, 2017, plaintiff severely injured her right foot outside of work and subsequently was required to work with restrictions. On March 23, 2018, she alleges she was terminated from her employment and was caused to suffer financial hardship and emotional pain and suffering. The plaintiff holds Verizon Wireless responsible because the defendant allegedly refused to provide reasonable accommodation and terminated her in retaliation for exercising her FMLA rights and for requesting reasonable accommodation.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and punitive damages, attorney's fees, costs and interest. She is represented by David Koller and Sarah Lavelle of Koller Law LLC in Philadelphia.

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case No. is 5:19-cv-00420-CFK.

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