Former employee claims she was wrongfully fired by Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 20, 2018

HARRISBURG — A female employee is suing a university, citing alleged discrimination and retaliation.

Tara E. Zydor filed a complaint on Nov. 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, alleging violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.

According to the complaint, on Sept. 13, 2015, Zydor was hired by defendant to fill the position of admissions recruiter and was promoted to the position of transfer coordinator of the university's Admissions Department in September 2016. 

Plaintiff alleges during employment, she was allegedly subjected to offensive comments from the associate admissions director and the university registrar. Zydor claims she suffered a hostile work environment based on her sex, religion, ancestry and age, and was ultimately discharged in retaliation for reporting the harassing conduct. 

The plaintiff holds Harrisburg University of Science and Technology responsible because the defendant allegedly discharged an employee based on her age, race and sex and for reporting discrimination and harassment in the university.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks award for lost wages, liquidated damages, costs of action, together with reasonable attorney's fees. and grant such other relief as the Court deems necessary and appropriate. She is represented by Jeffrey Ouellet and Robert Hallinger of Appel & Yost LLP in Lancaster.

The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Case No. is 1:18-cv-02130-YK.

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