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Ex-NHL Official Settles Claim He Was Fired for Flagging Racism

May 17, 2021, 5:02 PM

The National Hockey League has settled claims in a whistleblower lawsuit by a former official who alleges he was fired for reporting a co-worker’s racist comments and participating in an investigation of those complaints, according to a filing in the Middle District of Florida.

The notice of settlement filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida is silent on the terms of the agreement, stating only that the case “has been resolved.”

Plaintiff Laurence P. Sullivan was an off-ice official for the NHL at Tampa Bay Lightning games in Florida beginning in August 2013. The ...