The following statement was released today (March 8) by Jason Togyer, communications manager for Mon Valley Initiative:
“Mon Valley Initiative offers a safe, inclusive and tolerant workplace for its employees and all of the people whom we serve.
“We have a zero-tolerance policy for any behavior that does not respect those values.
“As a result, MVI finds the allegations made by ex-employee Sherman Jones to be without merit.
“MVI is defending itself vigorously against his allegations and looks forward to a successful outcome in court.
“MVI is committed to continuing to provide award-winning services, including employment and financial coaching and homebuyer counseling, to people in three counties.
“MVI must decline any further public comment about this litigation at this time.”