ST. LOUIS — A Missouri woman is suing U.S. Bank National Association, citing alleged intentional infliction of emotional distress, retaliation and violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Latonya L. Bryant filed a complaint on Jan. 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri against U.S. Bank National Association, alleging that her former employer in Olivette violated rights of employees to family and medical leave.
According to the complaint, Bryant alleges that on Jan. 3 she suffered damages, including emotional distress and lost wages and benefits due to the defendant's retaliatory and discriminatory act of terminating her employment because she exercised her rights under the FMLA to care for her autistic son and ill mother. She claims she was not given any warning about her job performance prior to taking the FMLA leave. Bryant holds U.S. Bank National Association responsible because it allegedly engaged in a reckless disregard of Bryant's legal rights under the FMLA and retaliated against her for exercising her FMLA rights by terminating her employment.
Bryant requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant, lost wages, benefits and interest, liquidated damages, attorney’s fees, expenses, expert witness costs and further relief the court deems just. She is represented by James G. Nowogrocki and Morgan L. Taylor of Weiss Attorneys At Law PC in St. Louis.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Case number 17-cv-00299