Public Storage alleged to have retaliated against employee over medical leave

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jun 14, 2018

HOUSTON – A Houston man alleges his employer interfered with his ability to take a medical leave.

HOUSTON – A Houston man alleges his employer interfered with his ability to take a medical leave.

Bernar Espanol filed a complaint on June 1 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Public Storage alleging violation of the Family Medical Leave Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff was hired by the defendant in 2013 and applied for intermittent FMLA leave in October 2017. He alleges the defendant failed to allow him to use sick time and retaliated against him after he requested FMLA leave.

The plaintiff holds Public Storage responsible because the defendant allegedly illegally and wrongfully interfered with his right to receive family medical leave.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks actual, compensatory and punitive damages; prejudgment and post-judgment interest, costs and attorney’s fees and such other relief as is proper and just. He is represented by Ellen Sprovach of Rosenberg & Sprovach in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:18-cv-01804

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