By LISA GRAYBEAL
Staff Writer, Chambersburg
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A Waynesboro woman with cerebral palsy is suing Teledyne Specialty Equipment Landis Machine and its security company, claiming she was fired because of her disability.
Cynthia L. Bowman, of Mount Vernon Terrace Apartments, filed the lawsuit last week in Franklin County Court claiming a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
She is seeking damages for back pay and benefits.
Teledyne officials declined to comment.
In the lawsuit, Bowman claims she was placed on medical suspension and then fired in March 1996 when her employer, Security Guards Inc. of Wyomissing, Pa., learned of her disability.