Public housing manager sues employer

The Penn Record Jun. 1, 2016, 9:21pm


Scranton resident accuses Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna of unlawful age discrimination.

HARRISBURG — A public housing manager is suing Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna, an employer, citing alleged age discrimination.

Stephen Jones filed a complaint on May 3, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna alleging that the employer allegedly failed to comply with the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 5, 2014 and May 14, 2014, defendant offered several promotional opportunities, but the applicants selected were younger and less experienced than him. He has suffered damages for loss of opportunity to be promoted, increase in wages, humiliation, pain and suffering. The plaintiff holds Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna responsible because the defendant allegedly engage in age discrimination, denied him promotional opportunities because of his age and created a hostile work environment.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order permanently enjoining defendant from maintaining its illegal practice, compensation for all damages and all equitable legal relief as the court may deem just, proper and appropriate. He is represented by Wayne A. Ely and W. Charles Sipio of Kolman Ely PC in Penndel.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Case number 3:16-cv-00744

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