County pays worker $1 to settle lawsuit, plus $15K in attorney fees

NEWTON — Sussex County has agreed to pay an employee $1, plus $15,000 in attorney fees to settle a lawsuit alleging she was passed over for a promotion and subject to retaliation.

Carol Novrit, the administrator of Sussex County’s Department of Health and Human Services, alleged she wrote a letter on Jan. 13, 2015, urging Newton Medical Center not to release a woman into her husband’s care “because he was incapable of that care,” according to the suit.

The letter, she alleged, angered the then-human services administrator Stephen Gruchacz who passed over Novrit for a promotion when Gruchacz was bumped up …read more

Source: Sussex

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