LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles County man alleges he was wrongfully terminated for taking leave to help care for his newborn children.

Stanley T. Shen filed a complaint on Sept. 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Recreational Equipment Inc., Sarah Kehret and Does 1-25 alleging violation of the Family Rights Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he was employed by REI from March 2005 to October 2015. He alleges that in 2013 and 2015, he requested four weeks of FMLA leave from Kehret in order to care for his newborn children, but was only granted two weeks both times.

The plaintiff holds Recreational Equipment Inc., Kehret, and Does 1-25 responsible because the defendants allegedly retaliated against plaintiff upon his return to work for going on a FMLA leave and terminated him.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks general and special damages, front and back pay, interest, punitive and exemplary damages, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Jordan R. Harlan of Harlan Law PC in San Diego.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:16-cv-07308-TJH-JC

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