Former Titans employee sues, claims fired over constructive take a look at

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A former Tennessee Titans employee is suing the NFL franchise for firing after being quarantined for violating federal law for a positive COVID-19 test.

Paul Miller said in the lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court in Tennessee Wednesday that he tested positive for COVID-19 and was quarantined on or about November 11. But Miller claims he was called on or about November 20, 2020 and said he would be fired.

“We are looking into the complaint but are currently unable to comment on any pending litigation,” the Titans said in a statement Friday afternoon.

Miller was hired as a sports field assistant in October 2019, helping prepare training and playing fields during the regular season, while also helping with special teams and setbacks during training and with equipment during training and games.

The lawsuit alleges the Titans violated both the Family Medical Leave Act and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which requires qualified employees to be on sick leave for two weeks by firing an employee on sick leave. Miller’s lawsuit states that he was a qualified employee because he was quarantined.

Miller said he wanted to get his job back along with his seniority and pay it back along with damages and legal fees. He also said he wanted to prevent the Titans from discriminating against an employee based on disability.

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