Settlement is reached in former Mountain View employee lawsuit
SCRANTON - A settlement was reached last month in a lawsuit between Mountain View: A Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and a former employee who filed a lawsuit against the Coal Township home.
Court documents filed Dec. 7 in U.S. District Court, Scranton, settled the suit between Mountain View's corporate owner, Complete Healthcare Resources, of Dresher, and Renee McAnnaney, of Coal Township. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed in the filing, but the order from U.S. Magistrate Judge Martin C. Carlson dismissed the action without prejudice and cost.
Carlson did put in a provision that the suit could be reinstated if the settlement is not consummated within 60 days. If the terms did occur, the action was dismissed with prejudice, meaning the suit could not be filed again.
McAnnaney filed the action July 24, which alleged she was forced to resign from her position after taking time to recuperate from a shoulder injury.
According to the suit, McAnnaney took leave from her job from Nov. 16, 2011 to Feb. 1, 2012, in accordance with the provisions of the Family Medical Leave Act, to heal a rotator cuff tear. Within a few days of her return, she claimed a supervisor commented they were "working to get (McAnnaney) out of here."
McAnnaney wrote that since coming back, her performance was "intently scrutinized," greater in comparison to other co-workers.
The final straw, she claimed, was Feb. 24, when a supervisor made derogatory comments toward her and sent her home for a dress code violation. She was not permitted to return to work and then was informed she was going to be terminated for alleged poor performance.
She resigned from Mountain View March 1, following the direction of her union representative.
McAnnaney was seeking a reemployment along with all lost pay, bonuses and benefits, attorney's fees and cost and any other relief the court saw fit.