Employee accuses media business of disability discrimination

By Delma M. Serrano | Dec 7, 2017

CLEARWATER — A Pinellas County woman is suing a Clearwater company, alleging age and disability discrimination.

Patricia Boeselager filed a complaint Nov. 16 in  Pinellas County Circuit Court against Professional Media Group LLC, alleging that the employer violated the Florida Civil Rights Act.

According to the complaint, on July 10, 2016, Boeslanger was injured and admitted to a hospital for surgery. The suit says although Boeslanger received permanent metal screws in her leg she informed her supervisor that she would be ready to return to work.

The suit says Boeslanger was illegally terminated from employment July 21, 2016, because of her disability/handicap and age (64). As a result, Boeslanger says she has suffered damages for lost wages, benefits and emotional distress. 

The plaintiff alleges Professional Media Group unlawful discriminated against her and illegally terminated her employment for having a disability.

Boeslanger seeks trial by jury, compensatory damages of at least $15,000, punitive damages, attorney fees and court costs, plus any further relief the court deems just and proper. She is represented by attorneys Jay P. Lechner and Jason M. Melton of Whittel & Melton LLC in St. Petersburg.

Pinellas County Circuit Court case number 17-006837-CI

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