Peters authority sued for firing disabled man

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A Chartiers man filed a federal lawsuit against the Peters Township Sanitary Authority Thursday, claiming he was discriminated against due to a disability.

James Levers, 55, was injured in an accident that badly damaged his leg, including his knee and ankle, in July 2011. After undergoing surgery and physical therapy, Mr. Levers' attempts to return work were declined. He was eventually fired in November 2012. According to the lawsuit, the Peters Township Sanitary Authority cited Mr. Levers' inability to work "without limitation" as the reason for his dismissal.

Mr. Levers is suing to return to his job and to receive compensation for lost wages and emotional distress.

Authority manager James Miskis, who fired Mr. Levers, could not be reached for comment.



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