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Former Rite Aid employee files legal action claiming disability discrimination


By Philip Gonzales | Feb 15, 2019


PITTSBURGH — A former employee is suing Rite Aid, a drugstore chain, citing alleged disability discrimination and wrongful termination.

Charlene Patrick filed a complaint on Feb. 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against Rite Aid, alleging the drugstore chain violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act.

According to the complaint, on June 30, 2017, the plaintiff was terminated from her employment and was caused to suffer damages for lost wages and other employment benefits. The plaintiff holds Rite Aid responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide reasonable and necessary accommodation and allegedly unlawfully terminated her because she sought treatment for her qualifying disability.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in her favor and award of all damages available at law and in equity, court costs, attorney fees, pre-judgment and continuing interest, and any other relief that the court deems necessary and proper. She is represented by Colin Saltry of Kraemer, Manes & Associates in Philadelphia.

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Case No. is 2:19-cv-00128-LPL.

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