Dean alleges Bloomsburg University retaliated when he helped a female employee file a sexual harassment complaint

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 29, 2018

WILLIAMSPORT — A Dean of the College of Business at Bloomsburg University is suing Bloomsburg University, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Bashar Hanna, James Krause, recipients of funds from the United States government and university officials, citing alleged violation of Title IX, 20 U.S.C. § 1681(a), civil action for deprivation of rights, violation of Pennsylvania Whistleblower Law, and defamation.

Jeffrey Krug filed a complaint on Aug. 22, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against the defendants alleging that they retaliated against Dr. Krug for assisting a female employee in reporting an unlawful employment practice.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, between November 13, 2017, and March 21, 2018, he was being retaliated against for assisting another person in making a complaint of sexual harassment and terminated his employment. Furthermore, defendants spread rumors that Dr. Krug was having at least three extramarital affairs. The plaintiff holds Bloomsburg University, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Bashar Hanna, James Krause responsible because the defendants allegedly retaliated against him, that they deprived Dr. Krug of property without due process of law

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an amount to be determined at trial, including punitive damages, plus interest, back pay and front pay, attorneys’ fees, costs and disbursements incurred in this action; and such other and further relief as the court deems just and proper. He is represented by Barry H. Dyller of Dyller Law Firm in Wilkes-Barre and Patrick T. O’Connell of Law Office of Patrick T. O’Connell in Bloomsburg.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Case number 4:18-cv-01669-MWB

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