Fired worker sues N.H. dealership alleging COVID-19 regulation violation
A fired worker of a New Hampshire Chevrolet dealership is suing his former employer, alleging his rights have been violated beneath the Households First Coronavirus Response Act, amongst different legal guidelines.
The grievance, filed July 25 with the U.S. District Courtroom of New Hampshire, alleges MacMulkin Chevrolet Inc. in Nashua wrongfully terminated plaintiff Matthew Caron after he missed work due to well being issues associated to his disabilities and COVID-19.
Caron alleges he was fired over “attendance points” in December 2020 after lacking work due to a second doctor-recommended COVID-19 quarantine.
In his grievance, he argues his absence was coated beneath the Emergency Paid Sick Depart Act part of the Households First Coronavirus Response Act and the Household and Medical Depart Act.
Caron additionally alleges MacMulkin Chevrolet discriminated towards him due to his incapacity and the necessity to look after his disabled son.
He cited one incident wherein he was refused seating regardless of having a knee situation. Caron alleges administration informed him they have been proving some extent as a result of different staff have been sitting an excessive amount of.
Moreover, Caron stated he was oftentimes absent for points associated to his migraines and caring for his son. Caron stated his absences have been protected by the Individuals with Disabilities Act and FMLA however that MacMulkin administration verbally warned him about his attendance in November 2020.
Caron is requesting a jury trial and financial damages to be decided at trial.
MacMulkin Chevrolet couldn’t be reached for remark by Automotive News on the time of publication.