No reply yet in Sentes lawsuit

Deadline expired Tuesday, but the reply had not been filed as of press time at mid-afternoon.

Time is running out for the Okanagan-Similkameen Neurological Society to reply to a lawsuit filed against it by a former employee who’s now a Penticton city councillor.

Judy Sentes alleged in her statement of claim filed at the Penticton court house in January that OSNS owes her $24,944.83 to which she was entitled following her retirement as its executive director in July 2013. In her claim, Sentes alleges the promised payment was to compensate for her low salary while working for OSNS for 19 years.

According to court records, her small-claims civil lawsuit was served to OSNS on Jan. 27, which gave the non-profit organization 14 days to respond.

That deadline expired Tuesday, but the reply had not been filed as of press time at mid-afternoon.

OSNS officials and Sentes have both previously declined comment on the case since it’s now before the courts.