ORLANDO — An employee is suing Sun State Ford, Inc., an employer, citing alleged violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act.

David Rivera filed a complaint on Oct. 26, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Orlando Division against Sun State Ford, Inc. alleging that the employer terminated plaintiff's employment for exercising his rights to FMLA.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, in 2015, he became disabled and had to take a FMLA protected leave but upon returning he was given a lower wage and was ultimately terminated. The plaintiff holds Sun State Ford, Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly retaliated against the plaintiff for going on a medical leave.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks to enjoin the defendant, compensatory damages, punitive damages, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. He is represented by Luis A. Cabassa of Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A. in Tampa.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Orlando Division Case number 6:16-cv-01867-CEM-DCI

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