JPS wins two discrimination lawsuits - - Jackson, MS

JPS wins two discrimination lawsuits

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A federal jury has ruled in favor of the Jackson Public School District and Dr. Jayne Sargent in a lawsuit filed by Dr. Pamela M. Felder against Jackson Public School District, Dr. Lonnie Edwards, and Dr. Jayne Sargent.

Dr. Felder, former deputy superintendent for the District, sued for gender, race, and disability discrimination and interference with her rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) when her job was eliminated in 2012 due to financial constraints.

The jury found that the District did not discriminate against the plaintiff based on her gender, race, or disability. The jury also found that the District interfered with her FMLA leave, but awarded zero damages. The Court dismissed the lawsuit against Dr. Edwards.

A federal jury also recently returned a verdict in favor of the Jackson Public School District in the case of Roy O. Brookshire v. Jackson Public School District. Dr. Brookshire, whose position as Director of Construction, was eliminated due to financial constraints, sued the District in federal court alleging race, sex, and age discrimination.

The jury ruled in favor of the District on all claims and the action was dismissed with prejudice.

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