HARRISBURG — A former employee is suing F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, alleging that the defendant eliminated her position as an act of unlawful retaliation and discrimination and breached its fiduciary duty.

Joan P. Brenton filed a complaint on Jan. 17 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts alleging that the employer mishandled her 403(b) account and terminated her for engaging in protected activity.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she was terminated from her employment for pretextual reasons. The plaintiff holds F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts responsible because the defendant allegedly terminated the plaintiff as retaliation for exercising her rights after the defendant's improper handling of her 403(b) account.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensation for for lost earnings and benefits plus interest, liquidated damages, statutory damages, court costs and any further relief this court grants. She is represented by Cynthia R. Vullo of Koff, Mangan, Vullo, & Gartley P.C. in Kingston.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Case number 3:17-cv-00089-ARC

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