Missouri city settles lawsuit filed by court administrator
DARDENNE PRAIRIE (AP) - An eastern Missouri's former municipal court administrator will receive $70,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging she was fired partly because of a cancer-related disability.
Coreen Conroy said in a lawsuit against Dardenne Prairie that after she was subjected to ridicule after she had kidney surgery in 2010 following a cancer diagnosis. She alleged the city administrator also began imposing requirements on her that other employees didn't face and recommended that she be fired after she filed a complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports city officials and former city administrator Brad Turvey have denied her accusations and said Conroy's 2011 dismissal was for insubordination.
City Clerk Kim Clark said the city's insurance will pay $70,000, plus Conroy's attorney's fees of $22,000.
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