MIAMI – A forklift operator alleges he was terminated after asking for leave to care for his wife.
Tavares Davis filed a complaint on March 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami-Dade Division against Floral Logistics of Miami Inc., citing violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that Floral Logistics of Miami Inc. allegedly denied him leave under the FMLA, did not advise him of his rights and did not reinstate him to his same or equivalent position. The suit states he asked for leave to take care of his ill wife and was terminated in May 2015.
The plaintiff seeks the following: compensation for an order to reinstate him with full seniority to the same or equivalent position; compensation for all pay and benefits, liquidated damages, reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs and for any further relief that the court may deem necessary and proper in the public interest. He is represented by Robert W. Hudson of Hudson & Calleja LLC in Coral Gables.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami-Dade Division Case number 1:16-cv-20871