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Mon Mar 20, 2017, 10:08 PM

Former Albany utility employee suing city for wrongful termination

ALBANY — The Georgia Supreme Court decided last week that former Albany Utility Board employee Serless West can proceed with a racial discrimination and Georgia Whistleblower Act lawsuit against the city.

West sued the city in 2015, alleging she was fired for reporting financial irregularities, but the city immediately sought dismissal of the case, claiming West had not sent proper notice of her intent to sue.

The city argued that West was required to provide such notice under the Georgia statute mandating that “ante litem” (before the case began) notices must be presented to the municipality within six months of an event, stating the time, place and extent of the injury as well as the negligence that caused the injury.

According to West’s attorney, LaTonya Nix Wiley of The Wiley Law Firm in Atlanta, West lost wages and various employment benefits, suffered reputational injury, emotional distress and humiliation, as well as incurred attorney’s fees and costs of litigation due to her wrongful employment termination on Nov. 21, 2014.

Read more: http://www.albanyherald.com/news/local/former-albany-utility-employee-suing-city-for-wrongful-termination/article_6837ebf4-055c-504d-83e5-5c0f65631846.html

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