On Wednesday a suit was filed in the District of Connecticut by a former employee against the Hospital of Central Connecticut at New Britain and Bradley Memorial and Hartford Healthcare Inc. The case is alleges Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) discrimination and retaliation.
The plaintiff was employed by the defendants as a certified pharmacy technician. Due to medical issues, the plaintiff required surgery and requested FMLA leave. The defendants approved the leave and the plaintiff had the procedure and returned to work.
During one of the early days after returning, the plaintiff suffered a medical complication from the surgery and was forced to leave work early. The plaintiff was then terminated for absenteeism including time that was approved as FMLA leave, despite the leave for the surgery having been approved as FMLA leave.
The plaintiff is suing for FMLA discrimination and retaliation and seeks lost wages, lost benefits, and damages. The plaintiff is represented by Sabatini and Associates.