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File #: 1544-2013    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/17/2013 In control: Public Safety & Judiciary Committee
On agenda: 7/1/2013 Final action: 7/3/2013
Title: To authorize and direct the City Attorney to settle the case of Patrick W. Jones v. City of Columbus, Department of Technology, pending before the United States District Court, Southern District, Eastern Division and the related union grievances in the amount of $150,000.00; and to declare an emergency. ($150,000.00)
Explanation

This ordinance is submitted to settle the lawsuit known as Patrick W. Jones v. City of Columbus, Department of Technology, pending before the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, Case No. 2:11 CV 778; and Columbus Municipal Association of Government Employee’s/ Communications Workers of America, Local 4502 (“CMAGE”) v. City of Columbus, Department of Technology, grievance numbers 0008-2012 and 0009-2012, pending before a duly appointed arbitrator, in the amount of One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars ($150,000.00). Mr. Jones is a former employee of the Department of Technology. His employment was terminated on March 2, 2012, for violating the City’s Central Work Rules. Mr. Jones challenged his termination and filed race discrimination claims under Title VII and R. C. 4112; and retaliation claims under Title VII and R.C. 4112; additionally, his union, CMAGE, filed grievances on his behalf. Upon evaluation of Mr. Jones’ claims, it is the recommendation of the City Attorney that it is in the best interest of the City of Columbus to settle this matter for One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars ($150,000.00).

Fiscal Impact: Funds were not specifically budgeted for this settlement; however sufficient monies are available in the appropriate account to pay the amount of this claim.

Emergency Designation: This ordinance is being submitted as an emergency measure in order to expedite the settlement process so that Plaintiff can be paid in a timely manner.

Title

To authorize and direct the City Attorney to settle the case of Patrick W. Jones v. City of Columbus, Department of Technology, pending before the United States District Court, Southern District, Eastern Division and the related union grievances in the amount of $150,000.00; and to declare an emergency. ($150,000.00)

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WHEREAS, the lawsuit captioned Patrick W. Jones v. City of Columbus, Department of Technology, pending before the United States District Court, Case...

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