FORT LAUDERDALE – A woman alleges she was terminated in retaliation for taking a medical leave and having a disability by a university.
April Dojnia filed a complaint on Jan. 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against University of Miami citing the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Sept. 26, 2015, she suffered damages as the result of being terminated from her employment as a senior manager for recruitment at the defendant's Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. The plaintiff holds University of Miami responsible because the defendant allegedly terminated plaintiff's employment for exercising her rights to FMLA leave to care for a medical condition and continuously refusing to provide proper accommodation to her to address her disability.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks economic damages, lost wages, back pay, interest, front pay, compensatory and punitive damages, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. She is represented by Richard D. Tuschman of Goodz & Tuschman PLLC in Plantation.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 1:17-cv-20383-KMM