State settles discrimination claim in JoCo court clerk’s office


The State Finance Council on Wednesday approved a $7,000 settlement with a Douglas County man who claimed that he was discriminated against in the Johnson County District Court clerk's office.

The council, made up of the governor and leading legislators, approved the settlement with James Thornsbury of Lawrence, who sued the state.

He alleged in his lawsuit that he was fired because of his sex. He said he was the only male employee in the office.

He said he was "accused of vague allegations of . . .


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