PHILADELPHIA – A Colorado man is suing his performing arts program employer over allegations that he was not paid and that it failed to provide safety equipment.
Anthony Antonelli filed a complaint on Aug. 29 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern of Pennsylvania against Youth Education in the Arts! and Vicki Ferrance Ray alleging breach of contract, unjust enrichment, violation of the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law, negligence and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff accepted a transportation director position in March with the Youth Education in the Arts! for The Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps. The plaintiff alleges on June 14, the Cadets director asked the plaintiff to paint the roof top air conditioner on one of the defendants' buses. The plaintiff alleges he was using a ladder to complete the task and as he attempted to climb down the ladder it moved, causing the plaintiff to fall to the ground. The plaintiff alleges he sustained a broken right tibia, broken right fibula and shattered right ankle.
The plaintiff alleges he was not compensated for his work and failed to provide safety equipment or supervision.
The plaintiff is seeking compensatory and punitive damages, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by J. Bryan Tuk of Tuk Law Offices in Kennett Square.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern of Pennsylvania case number 5:19-CV-03927