SAN FRANCISCO – A man alleges he was wrongfully terminated in retaliation for needing to take a leave to care for his family.

Eddy Cabrera Franco filed a complaint on March 13 in the Superior Court of California - County of San Francisco against Vendor Direct Solutions LLC, Jules & Associates and Does 1 through 15 for alleged violation of the California Family Rights Act and Fair Employment and Housing Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in May 2017, while in the course of his employment with defendant, his family was involved in a serious automobile accident. He alleges he notified of the defendant of his need to take time off to care for his family and used paid time off. He alleges he was never notified of his right to family leave. The suit states he was terminated on Aug. 11, 2017. 

The plaintiff holds Vendor Direct Solutions LLC, Jules & Associates and Does 1 through 15 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide notice of his rights to family leave and terminated his employment for pretextual reasons after he attempted to exercise his rights.

The plaintiff seeks back pay, front pay and other monetary relief; general and punitive damages; costs of suit; and for such other further relief as the court deems proper. He is represented by Deborah Kochan and Mathew Stephenson of Kochan & Stephenson in Berkeley.

Superior Court of California - County of San Francisco case number CGC-18-564955




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