Former UO craft center employee sues university for $900,000

Former University of Oregon Craft Center employee Laura A. Gerards filed a $900,000 lawsuit against the UO last week, according to the Register Guard.

Gerards said in the lawsuit she was fired after taking medical leave for migraines.

The lawsuit states that Gerard’s due process was violated when she was fired without a hearing.

The lawsuit names the university as a defendant, in addition to four UO staff members — two Craft Center employees, Diane Hoffman and Timothy Cohalan, and equal opportunity specialist Anne Bonner and Christine Lonigan in the human resources department.

UO spokesperson Julie Brown had no comment on the lawsuit as of Sunday.

More to come. 



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Alexandra Wallachy

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Alex is a head correspondent at the Emerald focusing on higher education and student government. She is also a producer for the Emerald Podcast Network and a huge fan of the Daily Show.