University receives court summons

News Editor Kaitlyn Davis

The Northern District of Alabama U.S. District Court issued a court summons July 22 for the University of North Alabama involving alleged employee discrimination.

Plaintiff and Director of Environmental Services and Housing Facilities Management Audrey Mitchell initiated the summons regarding the case of Mitchell vs. the University of North Alabama.

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.

“I have been subjected to differential treatment in the form of harassment, coercion and degrading remarks,” Mitchell said in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Charge of Discrimination form.

The university has 21 days to reply to the summons.

“The university does not comment on pending legal matters,” said University Attorney Amber Fite-Morgan in an email.

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