A former restaurant manager has sued the Burgerville fast-food chain for discrimination based on religion and disability, according to court documents. Michael Rochel filed the action earlier this month in U.S. District Court. He seeks damages for lost wages as well as pain and suffering.
Rochel was terminated after a three-year stint at the chain, a move he claims stemmed from his religious beliefs, which weren't revealed.
The plaintiff "was working on volunteer projects for a religious organization," the suit charges. "Management felt [Rochel] was too dedicated to those activities as a volunteer."
Rochel alleges he was injured on the job last year and that management tried to cover it up.