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Trial date set in Alabama teacher’s sex harassment lawsuit

October 4, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The trial date has been set for a complaint filed by an Alabama middle school teacher who says she was sexually harassed and then inappropriately fired while on medical leave.

The Montgomery Advertiser reports former McKee Middle School Bridgette Miller filed the federal lawsuit against Montgomery Public Schools officials in May, and the trial was scheduled Monday for April 13, 2020.

Miller says she reported in-person and electronic “unwanted sexual advances” from a male colleague in September 2016. She says he was placed on administrative leave for “a few days” before returning and continuing to harass her.

She asserts the school board failed to follow proper Family and Medical Leave Act protocol in firing her without reason in March 2017, while on medical leave.

The report didn’t include comment from the district.

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Information from: Montgomery Advertiser, http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com

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