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Posted: Monday, 25 August 2014 4:20PM

Cornerstone Alliance Sued In Federal Court For Alleged ADA Violation

A discrimination lawsuit is now pending against Cornerstone Alliance. Former resource development coordinator Reyna Price is suing the economic development agency in federal court, alleging the organization violated the Americans With Disabilities Act with her firing in September, 2013. Price had been with Cornerstone Alliance since February 2009, and had no issues with the organization while it was run by former president and CEO Wendy Dant-Chesser. She accuses Cornerstone Alliance's CEO and president Vicki Pratt of discrimination, with the lawsuit stating Pratt pressed her to attend non-essential weekend and after-hours events without pay and criticizing her for caring for her disabled daughter. The young girl has Dravet Syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy that requires Price to have to care for the girl on an emergency and short-notice basis. The lawsuit alleges Pratt believed Price was "too distracted by her obligations to her daughter to continue to do a good job." Price is seeking damages to be determined by the court. Neither side is commenting on the lawsuit. No court date has yet been set.


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