Annie Hunt May 11, 2016, 6:04pm


PITTSBURGH — A woman is suing National Church Residencies, alleging she was discriminated against for her age and wrongfully forced to resign after applying to her position for seven years.

Catherine Weldon filed a lawsuit on April 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against National Church Residencies, citing violations of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Pennsylvania Human Rights Act.

According to the complaint, Weldon interviewed for a service coordinator position with the defendant on Aug. 30, 2004, but was not selected. The plaintiff filed a charge of discrimination with the EEOC on Oct. 12, 2004, claiming she was discriminated against for her age.

The plaintiff allegedly continued to pursue the position over the next seven years, pursuant to the EEOC settlement, and began working late March 2012. On June 26, 2012, Weldon was informed that after clocking in late and not communicating well with her supervisor, she had the option to resign or work thirty more days. The plaintiff avers she refused and was escorted out of the building by police.

Weldon seeks compensatory and punitive damages, back and front pay, liquidated damages, pre and post judgment interest, attorney’s fees, and costs. She is represented by Susan N. Williams and Adam R. Gorzelsky of the Williams Law Offices in Greensburg, PA.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-00530-MPK

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