News Sections
Audio
Jury Rules Ex-Anderson Mayor Improperly Fired Workers
Updated March 23, 2016 12:02 PM
 Print    Archive    RSS

(INDIANAPOLIS) - A federal jury has found that 11 people were improperly fired from their Anderson city government jobs after a new mayor took office.

The jury decided Tuesday that the city should pay $740,000 in damages to eight of the fired workers. The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports that the jury awarded no damages to three of those who were fired.

The workers filed the wrongful termination lawsuit after they were fired at the start of Republican Mayor Kevin Smith's administration in 2012. They claim their firings were politically motivated because each supported the re-election campaign of Democratic Mayor Kris Ockomon.

The city's attorney, Anthony Overhold, argued the workers were fired because they held policy making or confidential positions or had poor job performance.

Smith lost his re-election bid in November.



« Previous Article
Next Article »

 Print    Archive    RSS

Have a question or comment about a news story? Send it to comments@wbiw.com

Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW
Find more about Weather in Bedford, IN
Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW


1340 AM WBIW, Bedford's Place To Talk. Serving Lawrence and surrounding counties since 1948!

© 2017 Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.   WBIW.com and Listen Live Powered by HPC

Advertise  |  Careers  |  Contests  |  About  |  Feedback