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April 06, 2016

Lawsuit alleges Bucks County company fired employee after heart attack

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A Bucks County company is facing a lawsuit that alleges that an employee was unlawfully terminated following a heart condition, The Pennsylvania Record reports.

In the lawsuit filed on March 28, Isaura Pereira, a former warehouse manager, alleges that Best Friend Products Corp. and William F. Efrain violated the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act and fired her after she had a heart attack.

The Pennsylvania Record reports:

"The plaintiff claims that when she attempted to return to work, the defendant told her it was too soon and that she should wait until her follow-up doctor visit on Sept. 4, 2013. Pereira avers that she received a call from the defendant before the scheduled visit, informing her that she was being terminated for the risk her heart condition posed on her work, despite not having any restrictions from her physician."

Pereira is seeking compensation and a trial by jury.

Best Friend Products Corp. is a pet food and supplies distributor located in Chalfont, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Read more at The Pennsylvania Record.