Plaintiff restates claims in university case

News Editor Kaitlyn Davis

Director of Environmental Services and Housing Facilities Management Audrey Mitchell restated her claims in the case of Mitchell v. University of North Alabama Sept. 8.

Mitchell further specified her claims in response to the university’s request “to provide a more definite statement of her complaint.”

In the case, Mitchell’s claims include race-based employment discrimination and harassment from fellow university employees. Mitchell began reporting claims of harassment and discrimination in 2010, according to the lawsuit.

Her restated claims now include, “defamation of character, emotional distress, intimidation, hostile work environment, coercion and violation of due process and civil rights.”

Further clarification includes, “abuse of power, slander, (violation of) UNA’s Harassment Policy and liable for correcting illegal behavior, felony theft, attempt to cover up felony theft, threats, false statement to the (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) and retaliation.”

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