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Shenandoah University seeks dismissal of discrimination suit

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Shenandoah University says it didn’t discriminate against a former professor who was fired.

The Winchester Star ( ) reports that the university and its board denied the allegations in their response to a lawsuit filed by Kriesta Watson of Ranson, West Virginia. The recent filing says Watson wasn’t meeting standards of conduct expected of Shenandoah employees.

Shenandoah and the board asked the U.S. District Court to dismiss Watson’s lawsuit.

The lawsuit alleges that Shenandoah violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

According to the lawsuit, Watson, who is black, was fired in 2010 for missing three consecutive days of work. She says she worked those days.

The lawsuit says Watson received no Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations when she returned to work after being injured in a car wreck in 2009.


Information from: The Winchester Star,


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