Bradley v. W. Chester Univ.

The plaintiff filed a complaint alleging that West Chester University violated the Whistleblower Law by terminating her employment in retaliation for her good faith reports of wrongdoing and waste. The University argued that the plaintiff’s claim was time-barred. The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court dismissed the case. The plaintiff had filed her complaint in federal district court years earlier, but that court dismissed with instructions to file in state court. The Commonwealth Court noted that the plaintiff failed to file certified copies of the final judgment and related pleadings from the federal district court proceedings. As a result, the filing date in the state court complaint did not relate back to the federal district court complaint. And the plaintiff was out of time to file the state action.

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