WEST PALM BEACH – A former executive secretary alleges she was retaliated against because of her medical condition.
Narumi Vargas, formerly known as Narumi Collado, filed a complaint on Aug. 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Florida Crystals Corp. alleging violation of the Family Medical Leave Act and disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, on May 29, 2015, she involuntary resigned from her work with the defendant. She alleges that she frequently worked from home with permission and required medical attention because of a medical condition, and alleges a supervisor created a hostile work environment because of her condition.
The plaintiff holds Florida Crystals Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide plaintiff with documentation to qualify her for FMLA benefits, ignored plaintiff's disability and failed to investigate and act on her complaints.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in her favor, an order declaring that defendant violated her civil rights under ADA, back pay, front pay and other benefits, damages, attorneys’ fees, costs and other relief as may be just. She is represented by Steven L. Schwarzberg and Lisa M. Kohring of Schwarzberg & Associates in West Palm Beach.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 9:16-cv-81399