December 25, 2012
Jail Worker's Claims Not Barred by Promotion, Back-Pay Grievance Award
From the Dec. 4, 2012 Daily Labor Report:
A female corrections officer granted a promotion after she filed suit claiming she was passed over for the position because of her sex can proceed with claims against her employer, despite being awarded the job and back pay, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvaniarules (Kosek v. Luzerne Cnty., M.D. Pa., No. 3:11-cv-01558, 11/30/12).
Sarah Kosek's promotion to a correctional counselor position at Luzerne County Correctional Facility after filing a union grievance and later a federal sex discrimination action did not moot her claims against the county and prison warden under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1871, and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act because she may be entitled to additional injunctive and equitable relief, according to the court.
Mitchell H. Rubinstein