TribLIVE

| News

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

Intermediate unit settles wrongful termination lawsuit for $25,000

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, 12:40 p.m.
 

The Allegheny Intermediate Unit's insurance company paid $25,000 to settle a Butler County woman's federal lawsuit claiming she was fired for taking medical leave because of her depression, the agency's solicitor said Tuesday.

Bill Andrews said the state-created nonprofit education agency didn't admit any wrongdoing and that Mitchell no longer works for the agency. Katherine Mitchell of Jackson said in the lawsuit that she worked for the agency for 12 years before she was fired in March 2011 at the age of 52, 12 days after she started her medical leave.

Attorneys for both sides filed a joint motion to dismiss the case Tuesday. Mitchell's lawyer, Sam Cordes, couldn't be reached for comment.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Steelers accomplish mission to get younger, faster on defense
  2. Bubble players get last chance to impress Steelers
  3. Asking price for Penguins franchise said to be at a record $750M
  4. 4-year-old transplant recipient Angelo Giorno from Derry on life support, family says
  5. American to halt 2 direct routes from Pittsburgh International
  6. Western Pennsylvania schools’ denial of access to roofers prompts suit
  7. Movement along the offensive line continues for Pitt as opener approaches
  8. South Fayette native looks forward to competing in Miss America Pageant
  9. Locke struggles again early, Pirates lose again in Milwaukee
  10. Picketer found to be at fault in accident at ATI plant
  11. Pa. business interests decry EPA ozone proposal as economic albatross