TAMPA – A Hillsborough County woman alleges she was terminated in retaliation for taking a medical leave.
Christine Booker filed a complaint on Oct. 17 in the Tampa Division of the Middle District of Florida against T-Mobile USA Inc. alleging violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she was employed by the defendant at the Tampa FC Call Center from December 2011 through May 2016. In early 2015, the suit states the plaintiff took FMLA qualified and protected intermittent leave due to her serious medical conditions. She alleges she was terminated while on leave but her job was reinstated after a discussion with human resources personnel. The suit states she was terminated again a week later.
The plaintiff holds T-Mobile USA Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly interfered with plaintiff's lawful exercise of her FMLA leave, and retaliated against plaintiff by terminating her employment without valid reason.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant, damages, interest, attorneys’ fees, costs and other relief as the court may deem just. She is represented by Jay P. Lechner and Jason M. Melton of Whittel & Melton LLC in St. Petersburg.
Tampa Division of the Middle District of Florida Case number 8:16-cv-02934