JACKSONVILLE – A Fleming Island woman alleges she was terminated shortly after returning from a medical leave.
Susan Shemansky filed a complaint on March 29 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division against Willingway Inc. and Summit Healthcare Management LLC, doing business as Summit BHC citing the Family Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and breach of contract.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she was employed by the defendants and took a medical leave under FMLA from August to October 2016 for a surgery. She alleges she was terminated in December 2016. The plaintiff holds Willingway Inc. and Summit Healthcare Management LLC responsible because the defendants allegedly interfered with her rights to take an FMLA leave and intentionally discriminated against the plaintiff because of her age, which is older than 40.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants, economic and liquidated damages, interest, attorney's fees, costs, interest, and further relief as the court deems just. She is represented by Shands M. Wulbern of The Law Office of Shands M. Wulbern PA in Jacksonville.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division Case number 3:17-cv-00355