Teacher's Aide Reinstated after being Sent Home for Wearing Cross

June 26, 2003

Source: Post-Gazette


On June 26, 2003 the Post-Gazette reported that "Indiana County teacher's aide Brenda Nichol, suspended for wearing a cross in school, won the first round in her federal court battle yesterday when a judge said her employer must reinstate her... In granting a request for a preliminary injunction, U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Schwab said Nichol, 43, of Glen Campbell, must be returned to her job as an aide at Penns Manor Elementary School with full back pay and benefits."