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Dr Pepper Snapple Group faces discrimination litigation from ex-worker who suffered from anxiety


By John Suayan | Feb 24, 2020

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HARRISBURG – A former employee of a beverage distributor has sued the company for allegedly terminating him because of his anxiety attacks.

Jason Webb brought an Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit against Dr Pepper Snapple Group, a subsidiary of Keurig Dr Pepper, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania on Feb. 4.

Webb, 40, claims he has suffered anxiety attacks from the age of 18 in addition to depression and migraine headaches. He explains he was hospitalized for anxiety attacks on several occasions, only for the defendant to discipline him.

“DPS failed to accommodate plaintiff’s disability and instead, it disciplined him when he sought leave accommodations for medical reasons related to his disability,” the 14-page complaint says. “DPS retaliated against the plaintiff on account of his protected activity when it disciplined him after he sought medical leave related to his disability and for medical emergencies.”

Webb also claims the company failed to properly investigate sexual harassment, of which he was a target.

The plaintiff seeks unspecified monetary damages. He is represented by Jeremy Donham of Dellslow, West Virginia.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania case number 1:20-cv-00191

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