MIAMI – A maintenance worker alleges he injured his knee while moving a trash container on the job and was terminated after taking medical leave to recover.
Amadeo Carrion-Gonzales filed a complaint on Aug. 8 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Campbell Property Management and Real Estate Inc., alleging that the property owner violated the Family and Medical Leave Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in January, he injured his right knee while performing duties as a maintenance worker. He required surgery and expected to be out of work for approximately three weeks, the suit states, but on the day he returned to work with a doctor's clearance, he was instead sent home and told that he would be reassigned, only to be terminated on the same day. As a direct result of his termination, the plaintiff alleges he suffered lost wages and benefits. The plaintiff holds Campbell Property Management and Real Estate Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly violated FMLA when the plaintiff was not offered leave and terminated the plaintiff under adverse employment action.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks lost wages, lost benefits, interest, damages, attorneys' fees and other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Charles M. Eiss and Lindsay M. Massillon of Law Offices of Charles Eiss PL in Plantation.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida case number 0:16-cv-61884