Former employee alleges pregnancy discrimination

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 30, 2018

ORLANDO — An Orange County woman is suing a vacation business, alleging discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Amanda Albino filed a complaint Oct. 17 in Orange County Circuit Court against Wyndham Vacation Ownership Inc., alleging violation of the Orange County Civil Rights Ordinance and the Family Medical Leave Act.

According to the complaint, in February Albino requested leave due to complications with her pregnancy. Prior to returning to work on or around March 7, the suit says, she was terminated for alleged poor performance.

Albino says she has suffered lost wages and benefits, emotional pain and suffering, humiliation, inconvenience, mental anguish and loss of enjoyment of life. The plaintiff alleges Wyndham Vacation Ownership subjected her to pregnancy-based discrimination and harassment and retaliated against her by terminating her employment for exercising her rights.

Albino seeks trial by jury, back pay, front pay, compensatory, liquidated and punitive damages of more than $250,000, attorney fees, court costs and any additional just relief. She is represented by attorney Carlos V. Leach of The Leach Firm PA in Winter Park.

Orange County Circuit Court case number 18CA011335

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