HARRISBURG — An employee is suing Harrisburg School District, citing alleged retaliation.
Annette M. Roy filed a complaint on Dec. 11 in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against Harrisburg School District, alleging the public school district violated the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act and the anti-retaliation section of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Aug. 28, 2017, she filed a complaint with the Harrisburg School District's HR Director regarding a racial comment she received from her supervisor but no action was taken to correct the incident.
Instead, her working environment became increasingly hostile, which included additional tasks and responsibilities and several disciplinary actions, the suit says. The plaintiff holds Harrisburg School District responsible because the defendant's conduct through its employees and school board allegedly was a retaliatory act for engaging in her protected right to bring attention to actions which were based upon her race.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks statutory pre-judgment interest, compensatory damages, costs, attorney's fees and other relief the court deems just and proper. She is represented by David Dagle of The Law Offices of Peter J. Russo PC in Mechanicsburg.
The Middle District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Case No. is 1:18-cv-02356-UN1.