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KM&A Files Lawsuit Against Silver Creek Services, Inc.


Employee Files a Complaint against Silver Creek Services, Inc. for Retaliation

Manager fired after using approved FMLA leave for back surgery recovery and reporting supervisor’s harassment.

Pittsburgh, PA, June 9, 2017 – Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC “KM&A” has filed a complaint for retaliation against Silver Creek Services, Inc., for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Plaintiff filed a retaliation complaint against Silver Creek Services, Inc., because he was fired while on approved FMLA leave to recover from necessary back surgery. The Plaintiff worked for his company for 17 months before taking the FMLA leave. After a successful back surgery and regular recovery, Plaintiff received notice from the doctor that he could return to his work a week early.

When Plaintiff called Human Resources to schedule his return, the Plaintiff learned that his supervisor had fired him. The termination letter, dated a month before the end of Plaintiff’s authorized FMLA leave, cited “job performance issues” for the reason of his termination. These alleged issues occurred more than six months beforehand, and this termination letter was the first disciplinary action taken.

This same supervisor harassed Plaintiff, including excessive screaming in his face and name-calling in front of other employees. When Plaintiff notified Human Resources of the supervisor’s harassment, nothing was done. The harassment continued.

Faulty reasoning for termination coupled with ongoing supervisor harassment reveals the scheme of retaliation in this case of illegal termination.

Full text of this complaint, as filed with the District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, is available at docket no: 2:17-cv-00627-MRH

Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC is an employment law firm with principal offices in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, serving all counties in Pennsylvania, focusing on employment law, business law, litigation, and civil issues. KM&A clients include employees, small businesses, parties in litigation, and people with a variety of legal issues.

For more information about this case, contact Christi Wallace at 412-626-5575 or at

NOTICE: All information contained in this statement comes from the Complaint which has been filed as a public record with the court. As dedicated civil rights attorneys, we strongly believe in the public value of telling our clients’ stories: violators can be held accountable, and other silent victims can feel empowered to stand up for their legal rights. Although we make every attempt to verify our clients’ claims, note that the defendant is expected to oppose our client’s position, and the court has not ruled one way or the other as of the date of this statement.

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