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Allegheny County is named in wrongful termination lawsuit


By Philip Gonzales | Feb 7, 2019

PITTSBURGH — A corrections department captain is suing Allegheny County and two individuals, citing alleged discrimination and wrongful termination.

Sandra Stinson filed a complaint on Jan. 25 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against the defendants, alleging they violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Age in Discrimination in Employment Act.

According to the complaint, in October 2017 plaintiff was summarily discharged from her employment. She has allegedly suffered loss of back wages and future wages, emotional distress and mental anguish. The plaintiff holds Allegheny County, Orlando Harper and Matthew Kohler responsible because the defendants allegedly discriminated against her by excluding her from participating in the staff honor guard and by denying her the opportunity to receive desirable trainings and terminated her employment due to her age.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and punitive damages, counsel fees, costs and such other just and appropriate relief. She is represented by Edward Olds of Olds Russ, Marquette & Peace in Pittsburgh.

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Case No. is 2:19-cv-00090-MJH.

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