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Woman sues Catholic Social Services for alleged discrimination


By Philip Gonzales | Nov 12, 2018

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PHILADELPHIA — An African-American woman is suing Catholic Social Service and others, citing alleged discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Mercedes Fisher filed a complaint on Oct. 29 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against the defendants, alleging they violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Sept. 29, 2017, she was unlawfully terminated from her employment. She has allegedly suffered and will continue to suffer loss of income, bonuses, benefits and other compensation, emotional pain, humiliation and inconvenience. 

The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly terminated her employment because of her race, religion and/or gender and in retaliation for reporting discrimination.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants, jointly and severally, in an amount to be determined at trial, plus interest, costs and disbursement and such other just and proper relief. She is represented by Seth Carson of Derek Smith Law Group PLLC in Philadelphia.

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case No. is 2:18-cv-04653-JCJ.

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