settled in July 2015 for $48,400.
Brodo's new lawsuit tracks the language of her prior one but alleges that after the old lawsuit was settled, the Township fired her for arriving to work six minutes late on one day and seven minutes late on another. She claims that no other employees were held to the same standard, that the lateness violations were a pretext and that her firing was retaliatory.
But, in a June 30, 2016 brief, the Township argues that Brodo's case should be dismissed because Brodo was habitually late to work and was previously suspended for 30 days and told that further lateness would result in her termination.
The dismissal motion is scheduled to be heard by Judge Anthony M. Pugliese on July 22, 2016 and 9 a.m.