FORT MYERS – A former police officer alleges he was wrongfully terminated.
Christopher Reiman filed a complaint on Sept. 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Fort Myers Division against city of Fort Myers citing Family and Medical Leave Act, the Civil Rights Act and the Florida Civil Rights Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in June 2015, he was denied an FMLA leave by the defendant to care for his ailing mother without reason. He alleges that in the same month, he reported that a female officer later placed under his supervision was sexually harassed by another officer. The plaintiff holds city of Fort Myers, Florida responsible because the defendant allegedly retaliated against him and terminated him under the guise of a resignation after he reported the suspected sexual harassment.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks back pay and all other benefits lost plus interest; front pay, including raise, benefits, insurance costs, benefits costs and retirement benefits; reimbursement, all legal fees and compensatory damages and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Benjamin H. Yormak of Yormak Employment & Disability Law in Bonita Springs.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Fort Myers Division Case number 2:16-cv-00711-SPC-CM