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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 05-174



Public Hearing Opinions

[35 Pa.B. 611]

   The Human Relations Commission (Commission), under section 7(o) of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (act) (43 P. S. § 957(o)), announces the publication of the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, Opinion and Final Order made after a public hearing under section 9(e)--(g) of the act (43 P. S. § 959(e)--(g)) in the following cases:

Wilmer J. Baker v. Frog Switch & Manufacturing Co.; PHRC Case No. 199800386, Doc. No. E-88319DAH (Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, December 21, 2004)

   Case involving suspension and discharge in retaliation for having opposed practices forbidden by the act.

Ruling for Complainant, 7-0 decision and 1 abstention
30 pages

Thomas J. Beck, Sr. v. DeGovanni's Collision, Martin and Loretta DeGovanni; PHRC Case No. 200125671 (Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, December 21, 2004)

   Case involving a perceived disability termination (heart condition).

Ruling for Respondent, 7-0 decision and 1 abstention
28 pages

Omar Bronson v. Masso Detective Agency; PHRC Case No. 200200713 (Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, November 23, 2004)

   Case involving verbal harassment so pervasive and regular that the complainant was constructively discharged. (A constructive discharge occurs when the employee is forced to quit/resign because of the employer's discriminatory restrictions, constraints or intolerable working conditions.)

Ruling for Complainant, 8-0 decision
27 pages

James Leggett and Linda Leggett v. Philadelphia Management; PHRC Case No. 199927632 (H-8017) and PHRC Case No. 199927633 (H-8018) (Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, November 23, 2004)

   Case involving refusal to make necessary improvements to the complainants' building because they had previously filed complaints with the Commission.

Ruling for Respondent, 6-2 decision
28 pages

Nicole Matthews, Administratrix and Michelle L. Matthews, Administratrix, Administrators of the Estate of George A. Matthews, Jr. v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Corrections, State Correctional Institution at Dallas; PHRC Case No. 199504361; Doc. No. E-78141D (Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, November 23, 2004)

   Case regarding promotion denial because of race, White.

Ruling for Respondent, 8-0 decision
28 pages

Charlotte Sellers v. County of Bucks, Neshaminy Manor Home; PHRC Case No. 199825554; Doc. No. E-89905A (Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, December 21, 2004)

   Case involving failure to promote due to age.

Ruling for Respondent, 7-0 decision and 1 abstention
24 pages

Bradley Seymour, on behalf of his minor children, Kyle and Kent Seymour v. Penn Township, York County, and Jeffrey R. Garvick, Township Manager; PHRC Case No. 199804130; Doc. No. H-7709 (Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, November 23, 2004)

   Case involving failure to make a reasonable accommodation and disconnection of water service because of race, Black and/or the disabilities of his two minor sons.

Ruling for Respondent, 7-0 decision and 1 abstention
14 pages

   The final orders in the previously listed cases are subject to appeal to Commonwealth Court and if appealed are subject to being affirmed, reversed or modified, in whole or part.

   A copy of an opinion listed in this notice may be obtained by mailing a request indicating the opinion desired, accompanied by a check or money order in the amount of 15¢ per page, to Laura J. Treaster, Communications Director, Human Relations Commission, 301 Chestnut Street, Suite 300, Pennsylvania Place, Harrisburg, PA 17101. The check or money order should be made payable to the ''Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.'' Copies are also available under the Legal section at

Executive Director

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 05-174. Filed for public inspection January 21, 2005, 9:00 a.m.]

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