TribLIVE

| Home


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Former state prison administrator alleges discrimination

Daily Photo Galleries

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
 

A former major in charge of security at the state prison in Hempfield contends administrators harassed him into retirement last year.

Frank E. Cole, 60, of North Huntingdon, filed an age discrimination lawsuit Friday in Westmoreland County Common Pleas Court against State Correctional Institute-Greensburg.

Cole contends he was forced to retire on June 26 by the prison superintendent and other administrators because of his age. Cole was 59 at the time.

“Mr. Cole had no plans to retire prior to the creation of the hostile work environment,” according to the lawsuit filed by attorneys Susan Williams and Adam Gorzelsky.

In court documents, Cole said he was hired at the prison in 1986.

Sue McNaughton, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Corrections, did not respond to a request for comment.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. LaBar: WWE not backing down from controversy
  2. Parents alerted to luring attempt of fourth-grade girl in Springdale
  3. LCB, Duquesne University police recover rare bourbon in illegal sale
  4. Driver leaps from sliding truck just before it topples down hillside in Fawn
  5. EPA urges further review of nuclear waste dump in Parks Township
  6. BNY Mellon expands  role for treasury exec
  7. Endowment of $3.49B makes University of Pittsburgh 25th richest in U.S.
  8. Gunman sought in gas station robberies in Jefferson, Buffalo townships
  9. 3 arrested in recent McKeesport business burglaries
  10. Area basketball teams embrace opportunities to play for championships
  11. Winfield Township to try road treatment mix