Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Sayre Borough: Workers compensation claim filed against Sayre Borough

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Workers’ compensation litigation has been filed against Sayre Borough by former secretary Jo Ann Daly, who resigned from her position with the borough July 9 and is now working in a position at Keystone College. The litigation was filed against the borough on June 9, a month prior to her resignation, according to James Carroll, Esq., who is representing her in the matter.

Daly had worked for the borough in various capacities for nearly 12 years, according to Carroll, and had suffered with a long-standing work related injury prior to her resignation. “She truly enjoyed her job but felt that continuing to work in the building under the requirements established by her employer would be detrimental to her health,” said Carroll. The litigation was filed due to the borough’s alleged refusal to change these working conditions, despite several attempts, that caused Daly’s injury.

Sayre Borough Council President Henry Farley noted that the injury referred to is a skin condition, but didn’t have any further comment on the issue since the borough hadn’t officially received her letter of resignation. She’s currently receiving workers’ compensation, Farley added, and he hopes they can address the issue at the borough’s regular monthly meeting on Thursday at 6 p.m.Borough solicitor Jonathan Foster, Esq., was unable to comment on the issue due to it being a personnel matter.

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