Dick’s Sporting Items Covid Firing Claims Head to Federal Court docket

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Dick’s Sporting Goods faces claims that discriminate against and retaliate against an employee for calling in sick with Covid in Florida’s South District.

Plaintiff Feguens St. Pierre, who is Haitian and black, alleges the sporting goods chain discriminated against him on the basis of his race, color and national origin by fining and eventually firing him after he took the vacation in violation of the Americans With Act disabilities and the Florida Civil Rights Act.

St. Pierre worked as a “freight flow manager,” receiving and processing shipments at a Dick’s Sporting Goods facility in Broward County, Florida. …