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Former Archdiocese of Philadelphia employee alleges she was terminated over complaints of unequal compensation

Federal Court

By Carrie Bradon | Sep 5, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia woman is suing the Archdiocese of Philadelphia alleging she was underpaid and mistreated due to her sex.

Karen H. Egelkamp filed a complaint on Aug. 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against the defendant alleging violation of the Equal Pay Act, the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Act and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff was hired by the defendant in 2001 as an executive secretary and her position was changed to capital projects coordinator in 2005.

The plaintiff alleges from May 2011 to September 2016, she worked more than 60 hours per week and was not paid overtime. She also alleges she was discriminated against in respect to compensation and terms of her employment because of her sex.

The plaintiff alleges the defendant terminated her in retaliation because she complained of the unfair and unequal compensation.

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Bryan R. Lentz of Bochetto & Lentz PC in Philadelphia.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:19-CV-03734

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