Temple U. Can't Block Fired Worker's Return, Pa. Judge Rules

Law360, Philadelphia (June 18, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania state judge last week shot down a suit by Temple University Hospital seeking to overturn an arbitrator's decision allowing a worker who was fired for sexual harassment to return to her job.

In a one-page order from June 12, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Leon Tucker ruled in favor of the National Union of Hospital and Healthcare Employees when he dismissed the hospital's efforts to keep patient interviewer Lisa Pena from coming back to work.

"Temple tried to make the case something that it wasn't, and their motion was properly dismissed very promptly," Gail Lopez-Henriquez, an attorney with...

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