Youngstown State Reaches $613K Settlement with Fired Employee

After five years of litigation, Youngstown State University has reached a six-figure settlement with an employee who was terminated.

After five years of litigation, Youngstown State University (YSU) Trustees have reached a six-figure settlement with a former university employee who was fired after two of his coworkers alleged he made threatening comments to them.

While the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service found that the university had the right to be concerned by Ivan Maldonado’s behavior, a report filed in July showed that it failed to establish that there was just cause for firing Maldonado from his position as president of the Association of Classified Employees, WFMJ reports.

According to a Dec. 16 agreement, Maldonado will receive $613,974.32, which is equal to his back pay and lost benefits to the time he was terminated. As part of the settlement, he has agreed not to return to work and to refrain from seeking employment at the university now or in the future. 

Although at one point, Maldonado had faced numerous charges, including falsification, grand theft and tampering with records, all 16 of those charges were thrown out by a judge.

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