Bloomberg Law
Feb. 6, 2023, 3:29 PM

County HR Director Gets $93,000 for Retaliation Over EEO Efforts

Patrick Dorrian
Patrick Dorrian

A Michigan county must pay the former human resources director of its road commission $93,000 in damages for firing her because she enforced vendor equal employment opportunity plan requirements, a federal jury ruled.

Makini Jackson also proved that the stated reason for why she was terminated from her job with the Genesee County Road Commission was a pretext for retaliation, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan said.

The verdict was reached Feb. 3 following a two-day trial before Judge Bernard A. Friedman. The jury ruled in favor of the county on Jackson’s other retaliation claim, which ...