PENSACOLA – A woman alleges her employer terminated her for exercising her rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
LaQuarius A. Robinson filed a complaint on March 31 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Pensacola Division against ALSCO Inc. alleging violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on April 13, 2016, she was terminated by the defendant after she called her manager and informed him she would be arriving late because her disabled minor son needed a breathing treatment. She alleges she suffered irreparable injury and monetary damages as a result of defendant’s discriminatory practices. The suit states she had been on approved intermittent FMLA leave since 2013 to take care of her son.
The plaintiff holds ALSCO Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly engaged in reckless disregard of plaintiff’s legal rights under the FMLA, and retaliated against plaintiff for exercising her FMLA rights.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in her favor, back pay and benefits, reinstatement, liquidated damages, attorney's fees, costs of action, and further relief as the court deems just. She is represented by R. John Westberry and Clayton M. Connors of Westberry & Connors LLC in Pensacola.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Pensacola Division Case number 3:17-cv-00214