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Consol Energy Must Pay Up on Ex-President’s Sex Bias Settlement

April 8, 2020, 2:48 PM

Consol Energy Inc. and its former president reached a binding settlement of her sex discrimination and retaliation claims, the Western District of Pennsylvania ruled, granting her motion to enforce the pact.

Katharine Ann Fredriksen filed the motion Feb. 26 after Consol told the court the validity of the agreement might be in doubt because of potential “misrepresentations” her counsel made on the eve of trial regarding the last-minute discovery of a “new witness.”

Fredriksen revealed former administrative assistant Eve Flaherty as a witness in a motion to supplement Fredriksen’s pretrial statement and represented that Flaherty would back her claims...

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