A Hamburg man that worked for a Passaic County construction company has filed a discrimination lawsuit against them after he was allegedly fired for bringing his emotional support dog to a job site. According to NJ.com, Frank Orlando started working for the company in September of 2019 and was working as a project superintendent at Ramapo College when he disclosed to his bosses that he was receiving treatment for mental health issues.
The 42-year-old was reportedly getting treatment for bipolar and personality disorders and a physician prescribed the use of an emotional support dog. Orlando claims his supervisors refused to accommodate his requests to bring the animal to work and says he was fired on January 5th because his bosses “did not want to address the issue of his emotional support dog.”
Orlando's lawsuit claims the company, Dobco Inc., violated his civil rights under New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination.
Read the NJ.com story here.