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Take a peek:
USDC Western District of Kentucky
Louisville, Bowling Green, Owensboro
Dr. Kendall Clay v. City of Louisville Metro; Giles Meloche, individually and as an agent of the Louisville Jefferson County Metro Government; Wayne Zelinsky, individually and as an agent of Louisville Department of Metro Animal Services
5/24/2010 3:10cv0371 Simpson III (Louisville)
Action for wrongful termination, whistleblower violations and violations of the U.S. Constitution. Defendant City of Louisville refused to renew the female veterinarian plaintiff’s employment contract in retaliation for complaining about being sexually harassed by her male supervisor, defendant Meloche, and for reporting that its non-veterinarian employees were using prescribed medications without proper authorization to treat animals.
Discuss amongst yourselves.
UPDATE: Since I’ve been knee-deep in Frankfort messes, take a look at Jonathan Meador’s story on the matter:
Former Louisville Metro Animal Services Director Gilles “Zheels” Meloche and interim MAS Director Wayne Zelinsky have been slapped with a second sexual harassment lawsuit, according to legal documents filed just days ago with the U.S. District Court of Western Kentucky at Louisville.
The plaintiff, former LMAS veterinarian Kendall Clay, alleges (among other things) that Meloche sent her lewd text messages, lured her to Proof on Main under the auspices of a “work meeting” (which Meloche later referred to as “their date) and used his close-knit, “almost … gay” working relationship with Mayor Jerry Abramson to keep Clay quiet out of fear of being replaced by another veterinarian. Furthermore, it also alleges that Zelinsky and Metro Government employees did nothing to aid Clay during and after the period of harassment.
In addition, the suit also alleges that Meloche and Zelinsky promised Clay a formal contract worth $10,000 that never materialized. According to the documents, LMAS reneged on their original offer of paying Clay $400 per day and lowered it to just $35 an hour. “Instead of a signed written contract,” the brief states, “Defendant Meloche through his agents and/or employees explained she would be paid in increments out of a $10,000 allotment.”
You’ll definitely want to read the rest.