Our client was a more than 17 year employee with the City of Kansas City, Missouri.  She was an excellent employee with no legitimate complaints about her performance and always had high performance evaluations.  She was removed from her position as an Assistant Director in the Water Department in an alleged reorganization that only impacted her job, then moved to a position in a the Public Works Department where she was shortly thereafter terminated for alleged lack of work and budget cutting.  However, the City continued to post similar positions for hiring after our client was terminated, including her old position in the Water Department, but she was not even interviewed for these positions.   Unfortunately, at almost 62 years old our client was not able to find re-employment.  We filed claims of age, sex and race discrimination as well as retaliation with the Missouri Commission on Human Rights and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and reached a settlement on her behalf of $750,000.

Read more about this settlement at The Kansas City Star and at the KCMO City Clerk site.