Federal Jury Awards Fired Tenn. City Worker $450,000

July 28, 2011

A federal court jury has awarded a former Lexington city utility employee nearly a half-million dollars in his age discrimination lawsuit.

The decision came Monday in the 2009 suit filed by Anthony Brunt, who The Jackson Sun reported it was unable to reach for comment.

Court records show Brunt claimed the City of Lexington Water Systems demoted and eventually fired him as the result of age discrimination. Brunt said he was fired after he filed an age discrimination claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The jury found for Brunt, awarding him more than $450,000.

Lexington Mayor Bobby Dyer declined comment on the ruling and the city’s attorneys, John Burleson and Dale Condor, were unavailable Tuesday.

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