YOUNGSTOWN — A Girard woman who lost her job as a radiologic technologist at Northside Medical Center during 2018 layoffs, prior to its closing, has filed a lawsuit in federal court against the owner of the former hospital and the leadership of SEIU / District Local 1199 union for wrongful termination and representation.

According to the federal complaint filed earlier this year by Lori J. Cook, 62, the woman alleges her employer, Steward Health Care, had breached the collective bargaining agreement when she was discharged on July 23, 2018, and her union representative failed to file a grievance for her in this case.

The lawsuit also noted that Cook’s age was a motivating factor in the hospital’s decision to terminate her employment and replace her with

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