City of Danville Supervisor Alleges She was Unlawfully Suspended and Fired
The City of Danville discriminated and retaliated against a City supervisor, according to a new civil rights lawsuit filed by Lucinda Parson. Jeff and his law firm represent Parson.
Parson worked for Danville as the Superintendent of Recreation. The complaint alleges she was the only openly lesbian supervisor working for Danville.
According to the complaint, Parson was suspended without pay and fired after serving as a witness during an investigation of a complaint made by another city employee who accused Parson of discriminatory mistreatment. The city’s own investigation concluded the employee’s complaint against Parson was unfounded.
Parson alleges that, when she was fired, she was told the position of Superintendent of Recreation was allegedly eliminated. However, the complaint alleges that Parson’s supervisor, the Director of Public Works, said he was unaware of any plans to eliminate the Superintendent of Recreation position before Parson was discharged.
The complaint seeks damages and a court order to appoint an independent monitor to require Danville to adopt and implement policies to end discrimination and retaliation.
The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois in Urbana, Civil Action No. 21 C 2119.
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NOTICE: The information contained in this post comes from allegations made in a legal complaint which was filed in the public record with the court. Please note that this is a contested matter. As a result, it is expected that the allegations will be opposed or denied by other parties and the court has not ruled one way or the other as of the date of this statement.