Update: A settlement deal has been reached between both parties, with sexual harassment allegations against Celeste Miller dismissed with prejudice, according to court records. Sprint Nextel Corp. had been dropped as a defendant in December 2013. Following six months of discovery, attorneys for plaintiff Greg Skala and lawyers for defendants Miller and Sprint/United Management Company negotiated a settlement approved by federal Judge Jan DeBois on June 4, 2014. The entire complaint has been dismissed, with no attorney's fees awarded to either side.
Original suit: A female supervisor at Sprint Nextel Corp. is named as a defendant in a newly filed civil
action containing allegations of sexual harassment and retaliatory discharge on the part of a former employee who claims he was the subject of unwanted sexual advances on the part of the defendant.
Greg Skala, who resides in Doylestown, Bucks County, filed suit on June 17 in federal court against Sprint Nextel Corp., Sprint/United Management Company and a manager working for the defendant identified as Celeste Miller.
The complaint, filed by Philadelphia attorneys James A. Bell, IV, and Christopher A. Macey, Jr., of the firm Bell & Bell, alleges that Skala was fired from his job as a business sales manager for the telecommunications company in late 2011 in retaliation for complaining about inappropriate behavior exhibited by Miller toward the plaintiff.
The suit says that Skala was terminated mere weeks after reporting the alleged harassment to human resources representatives.
The complaint accuses the defendants of violating the Civil Rights Act and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.
A jury trial has been demanded.
The federal case number is 2:13-cv-03380-JD.