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Nurse alleges she was retaliated against by Northeastern School District for taking medical leave

Federal Court

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 18, 2019


Donham

HARRISBURG – A Dauphin County nurse alleges she was retaliated against by her school district employer after requesting medical leave.

Cinda Donaghy filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against Northeastern School District and Shallow Brook Intermediate Principal Scott D'Orazio alleging interference with the Family and Medical Leave Act, retaliation, discrimination and other counts.

The suit states the plaintiff began her employment with the defendant school district in September 2003 and is a certified school nurse. The suit states she reports to D'Orazio when she is the reporting nurse at Shallow Brook Intermediate.

The plaintiff alleges D'Orazio scrutinized, interfered with and undermined her medical duties and activities when he became principal in August 2017.

The suit states the plaintiff required time off in January for heart palpitations, chest pain, anxiety and shortness of breath and she alleges these conditions were caused and/or exacerbated by the defendants' actions. She alleges she was disciplined and harassed after she sought medical leave.

The plaintiff is seeking judgment against the defendants, appropriate economic and liquidated damages and other relief deemed fit. The plaintiff is represented by Jeremy Donham of Donham Law in Dellslow, West Virginia.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania case number 1:19-CV-00777

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