Gene Johnson Sep. 25, 2015, 10:59am


An ex-employee is suing Sho-Link Inc. over claims that he was fired because of his age, his medical condition and disability.

John Hryniewich filed a lawsuit Aug. 26 in the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana against Sho-Link Inc. claiming, among other charges, violations of federal law and the concurrent Louisiana Employment Discrimination Act.

According to the complaint, Hryniewich, 61, was fired on or about July 9 after being with the company since August 2003. Four weeks prior to his termination, Hryniewich had returned from a medical leave he had taken after suffering a heart attack while on the job in May. When he returned in July, the complaint states, he was fired after his supervisor told him that a client had complained he was too aggressive. Hryniewich claims that he never received any verbal criticism or counseling concerning performance or misconduct before his termination.

He is seeking back pay and front pay, including benefits; punitive damages; medical expenses, attorney's fees and more.

Hryniewich is being represented by New Orleans-based attorney James L. Arruebarrena.

U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana case 2:15-cv-03796-CJB-SS

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