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Jacksonville USPS Worker Files Discrimination Suit Over Medical Condition

January 23, 2017

A Duval County man employed as an electronic technician by a federal agency alleges he faced discrimination because of his chronic medical condition.

The man 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 man claims that on July 27, 2002, he commenced employment 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 he 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 from leave to leave without pay.

Sometimes medical issues arise that prevent workers from fulfilling their job duties. Important health matters should take precedence, which is why the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was enacted in 1993 to protect the rights of workers when family and medical problems arise.

Many employers do not like granting FMLA. If you have been wrongfully denied FMLA leave or have been fired for requesting leave, you should seek help from our Florida FMLA Lawyers at Whittel & Melton. It is not only unfair, but it is illegal for your employer to discriminate against you based on your need for medical leave.

We will handle your case on a contingency basis, which means that we do not get paid unless you recover financial compensation for your claim. If you think your employer has violated the FMLA, call us today at 866-608-5529 or contact us online.