TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The Topeka City Council has rejected
settlements with two city employees who allege they were victims of
The council on Tuesday rejected a proposed $132,500 settlement
of a lawsuit filed by Topeka Zoo staff veterinarian Shirley Yeo
Llizo. The native of Singapore says she was fired in 2009 because
of her race. She was rehired in 2010 after an arbitrator ruled the
city should not have fired her.
Council members also denied a $1.3 million complaint from former
Deputy Fire Chief Kathy Petty, who alleges her firing in February
was because of sex discrimination and retaliation when she
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the city has said Petty's job was one of several positions cut in an effort to reduce the city budget.
Information from: The Topeka Capital-Journal,
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