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Posted on: October 17, 2018

[ARCHIVED] York County Sheriff’s Office response regarding former employee lawsuit

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YORK COUNTY, SC - The York County Sheriff’s Office has received multiple requests for comments regarding a lawsuit filed by Crystal Kissel.

The Plaintiff resigned from her position as the DNA Technical Leader for the Sheriff’s Office on October 25, 2017. She then filed a charge of discrimination with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). On June 29, 2018, the EEOC issued a no-cause determination and stated, “Based upon its investigation, the EEOC is unable to conclude that the information obtained establishes violations of the statutes.”

This lawsuit followed the EEOC’s determination. The Sheriff’s Office was served with this suit on October 1, 2018 and attorneys for the Sheriff’s Office are currently in the process of drafting a response to the allegations contained in the lawsuit. The Sheriff’s Office looks forward to vigorously defending against these allegations in the appropriate forum.

The Sheriff’s Office can offer no further comment at this time, except to unequivocally state that the Plaintiff was not subjected to any form of unlawful discrimination during her employment with the Sheriff’s Office. 

Please direct all future questions regarding this matter to Gignilliat, Savitz & Bettis, LLP, counsel for the Sheriff’s Office.

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