JACKSONVILLE – A Duval County man employed as an electronic technician by a federal agency alleges he faced discrimination because of his chronic medical condition.
Khskhm Grourke filed a complaint on Jan. 10 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division against United States Postal Service citing the Family and Medical Leave Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on July 27, 2002, he commenced employment with the defendant as an electronic technician, subsequently, he was diagnosed with a life-long chronic medical condition on March 2014, and was later approved FMLA leave. However, when plaintiff complained about his superior's alleged abuse of power, and further filed a grievance for retaliatory actions, he claims he was singled out during meetings and his FMLA leave was changed leave to leave without pay.
The plaintiff holds United States Postal Service responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide adequate notices of plaintiff's FMLA rights, and retaliated against plaintiff for exercising his rights under the FMLA.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant, back pay, front pay, bonuses and other remunerations owed, liquidated and punitive damages, costs and expenses, attorney's fees, and other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Christopher J. Kinnaman of Postillion Law Group LLC in Jacksonville.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division Case number 3:17-cv-00027