Harassment lawsuit in Montco is apparently settled

Posted: April 30, 2014

MONTGOMERY COUNTY A sexual-harassment lawsuit filed against the head of the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit has apparently been settled, court records indicate.

The terms were not clear, and Jeffrey Sultanik, solicitor for the MCIU, declined to comment. Following a conference, the case was dismissed Feb. 27 in U.S. District Court.

The suit was filed last July by Kendall Glouner, an employee of the agency, who alleged that director Jerry W. Shiveley commented on her appearance and uttered gender-based statements such as "You women have such a hard time keeping your mouth shut."

She also claimed she was punished after filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Attorneys for Glouner did not return requests for comment.

Last October, Glouner agreed to withdraw her claims to collect punitive damages from the IU. The remainder of a motion filed by the agency to dismiss the case was denied.

Shiveley, of Collegeville, announced in November that he would retire this June.

The IU, one of several dozen such agencies throughout the state, provides Montgomery County schools with social and educational services. IUs are governed by boards of directors and are separate from the districts they serve.


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