FORT LAUDERDALE – A former employee alleges a Lauderhill business wrongfully terminated her instead of accommodating her medical needs.
Gloria Walker filed a complaint on April 14 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Division against Nextaff LLC alleging that the former employer violated the Florida Civil Rights Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she was working as a crossing guard for Broward County Schools and suffers from diabetes and complications from several strokes. On Feb. 11, 2015, she alleges she submitted a note to her superior from her doctor stating that due to her change in medication, she may need frequent bathroom breaks. The next day, the suit states her superior called and said she should go home until further notice. She alleges was terminated without notice on Feb. 12, 2015. As a result, she has suffered a loss of pay and benefits and other intangible injuries, according to the suit.
The plaintiff holds Nextaff LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide reasonable accommodations for her disability. She alleges was told that she was terminated because of her doctor's letter and that the company could not use her anymore.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks declaration that defendant’s conduct violated FCRA, an order to reinstate her, or award front pay in lieu of reinstatement, compensation for punitive damages, attorney’s fees and such other and further relief as may be deemed just and proper. She is represented by Christopher C. Sharp of Sharp Law Firm PA in Fort Lauderdale.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Division Case number 0:16-cv-60831