$200,000 Settlement in Case of Employee Fired for Refusing Polygraph

The Bucks County, Pennsylvania Courier Times reports in an article titled, “Collection firm settles civil rights case.” Excerpt:

Bristol Township’s municipal wage tax collector Berkheimer Associates and the collector’s parent firm, H.A. Berkheimer Inc., have settled a federal civil rights lawsuit for $200,000, a source confirmed yesterday.

Township resident Diane Radicke, a former Berkheimer Associates employee, has settled claims that she was wrongly fired for refusing to take a lie detector test. Radicke’s lawsuit was also against township Mayor Samuel Fenton, but neither the township nor Fenton participated in the settlement, according to a statement from municipal officials.

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