Provine v. Ambulatory Health Services d/b/a Geisinger Bloomsburg Health Care Center, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 702, January 6, 2014

Practice Area: Employment / Labor

MEMORANDUMI. Background and Procedural HistoryThis is an action arising out of Defendants’ termination of the employment of Plaintiff, Ruth Provine (“Provine”), as a Nursing Supervisor two weeks after she returned from a Family and Medical Leave Act leave and alleges violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, (FMLA), 29 U.S.C. § 2601 et seq. (Doc….

Mother of Four Fired While Husband Dying of Stage 4 Melanoma May Proceed with her FMLA claim, recommends federal court Magistrate Judge

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Outcome: Recommended Denial of Employer's Motion for Summary Judgment

Federal Magistrate Judge Recommends Denial of Forward Air, Inc.’s Motion for Summary Judgment ……Defendants seek Summary Judgment because they contend Plaintiff was ineligible forFMLA leave. (Doc. 14). They argue that the undisputed evidence shows Plaintiff was notemployed within 75 surface miles of at least 50 other employees of the same company so shewas never entitled…

Reaves v. Pennsylvania State Police

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Matukaitis Law defeats Pennsylvania State Police’s summary judgment motion on behalf of black Probationary Trooper asserting Title VII retaliation claim. Case scheduled for trial in federal court in March 2013. Federal court rules that a jury could reasonably find that trooper made an implicit complaint of discrimination based on the evidence that he made numerous…

Farkas v. GGNSC d/b/a Golden Living et al.

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Matukaitis Law represented a former nursing home employee in a Family and Medical Leave Act and workers’ compensation retaliation case.  The Employer, Golden Living, filed a Motion to Dismiss, arguing that because the employee had not been employed for 12 months prior to the date of her termination, she was not covered by the FMLA….

Dutko v. Franklin County Pennsylvania et al.

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Outcome: Setted

Matukaitis brought suit on behalf of a former Franklin County EMS Director alleging, in part, that she was paid less than her male counterparts in violation of the Lily Ledbetter Equal Pay Act/Fair Labor Standards Act.  The County moved to dismiss the employee’s claims.  The federal court denied the employer’s motion, stating in part:  …

Beamer v. Herman Chiropractic Center et al.

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Matukaitis Law scores another victory for pregnant women in Pennsylvania by defeating employers’ motion for summary judgment on behalf a female chiropractor who alleges she was fired because of her pregnancy and replaced by a male. Court rules female chiropractor’s Title VII sex and pregnancy discrimination claims, Pennsylvania Human Relations Act sex and pregnancy discrimination…

Snyder v. Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts et al.

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Chief Judge Kane rules that individual state employees are not protected from suit by Eleventh Amendment immunity for Family and Medical Leave Act claims. FMLA suit filed by Matukaitis Law can proceed against state employees in their individual capacities. United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania

Tillison v. Capital Bus Company

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Matukaitis Law defeats bus company’s motion for summary judgment.  Court rules that third shift housekeeper’s hostile work environment/sex discrimination claims may proceed to trial.  U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2008, Judge Rambo.

Burtman v. Lance, Inc.

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Federal court rules that age discrimination and workers’ compensation retaliation case against Lance, Inc. may proceed to a jury trial.  Middle District of Pennsylvania, (2008), Judge Rambo.