St. Paul Homes and a former employee have settled a lawsuit in which Donald Henderson claimed age discrimination, wrongful termination and suspension and retaliation.

The suit was settled April 3 at a mediation session, said mediator Mark R. Hornak in a court filing.

Henderson's wife said Henderson would not comment, and a St. Paul spokeswoman also declined to comment.

Henderson, 57, of 91 Sherbony Road, Sugar Grove Township, sued Aug. 22, following his suspension for an altercation with a volunteer cook who works for Mercer County Area Agency on Aging.

The former director of maintenance services was fired Sept. 9 because, St. Paul's officials said, he took equipment home without authorization and did not provide honest answers to questions about the incident.

Henderson claimed the West Salem Township company treated younger employers more favorably, suspended him without justification, created a hostile work environment, wanted him to retire early because of a perceived disability and retaliated against him for filing a workers’ compensation claim.

St. Paul Homes, 339 E. Jamestown Road, West Salem Township, has denied the allegations.a

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