The Florida Record Jun. 22, 2016, 1:46pm


TAMPA – A Hillsborough County woman alleges she was terminated for taking days off due to a health condition.

Patricia Perez filed a complaint on May 20 in the Tampa Division of the Middle District of Florida against DDS Lab LLC alleging violation of the Family Medical Leave Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that due to her serious health condition, she attempted to exercise her rights under the FMLA by requesting and taking days off. The plaintiff holds DDS Lab LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly had a policy of not excusing any medical absences and terminated her from employment on June 16, 2015, for the absences.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks reinstatement to a comparable position, injunction restraining defendants' continuing violation of FMLA, compensation for lost wages and benefits, plus interest, attorney's fees and costs and for such other relief as the court deems just and appropriate. She is represented by Luis A. Cabassa of Wenzel Fenton & Cabassa PA in Tampa.

Tampa Division of the Middle District of Florida Case number 8:16-cv-01273

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