Federal lawsuit dismissed against Trumbull Commissioners
A federal lawsuit that was filed by an administrative secretary with the Trumbull County commissioners has been dismissed.
In December 2021, secretary Christine Glenn filed a lawsuit calling the commissioner's office a "hostile and abusive work environment," alleging age and ancestry discrimination. The suit named the commissioners as a whole and commissioner Niki Frenchko specifically as defendants.
The suit was dismissed in the US District Court Northern District of Ohio Eastern Division citing that the Age Discrimination Employment Act (ADEA) requires an injury to the plaintiff, which would fall under loss of employment or loss of promotion, unpaid wages, or unpaid overtime compensation, in which the ruling says Glenn supplied no proof of loss of wages.
Since there was no change in Glenn's employment status or income, Judge Charles E. Fleming ruled that Glenn failed to state a claim which proved her claim of loss, and the suit was dismissed.
Glenn submitted her notification for retirement, effective February 1, stating she was no longer willing to put Trumbull County first over her health.